at Digging Dog
A striking deciduous selection made at the
Beijing Botanic Garden by Don Hackenberry, this deer-resistant gem celebrates a lilac-like bounty of delicate tubular-shaped lavender pink blossoms on unique, long leafless sable gray stems. Every node of the wiry upright vigorous growth sprouts a breathtaking flower followed by handsome greenery with silken-haired undersides. Good drainage, acidic nutrient-rich soil and a little shelter from late frost ensures Daphne genkwa’s singular beauty, while a permanent residence guarantees its survival.
Blooms April–early June
Size: 3' high x 3' wide; hardy to zone 5.
Daphne genkwa (S-0804)
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Dainty blooms and unfurling leaves forge an early spring treasure trove of color and texture.
In the last ten days, we’ve experienced all kinds of weather at Digging Dog, including frosty mornings, torrential downpours, deafening hail, glorious sunny 70 º afternoons and even sleet! Thankfully spring is almost here and signs of its arrival grow more evident every day. Brimming with possibility, youthful growth and pristine delicacy, the early spring garden is a fresh treasure trove of color and texture. The plants featured in this newsletter caught my eye while walking through the nursery and along the surrounding borders. Hopefully, a handful of them will spark your interest as well! All of us here at the nursery wish you a very happy spring and countless happy afternoons digging in a garden! Digging Dog's mid March 2017 Newsletter Link
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