Dwarf Daphne

Daphne

Lilac Daphne

Named for the co-founder of Oregon’s Siskiyou Rare Plant Nursery and applauded as the best dwarf hybrid Daphne, this pint-sized, sweetly perfumed evergreen is a cross between D. arbuscula and D. collina. Wafting an intoxicating spicy sweetness, clustered deep pink blooms open from purple buds upon narrow, firm, shiny dark green leaves. The dense slow growing mound can be nestled into the rockery, atop a stone wall, along steps or in containers. Favored by butterflies as well as gardeners, but ignored by deer, ‘Lawrence Crocker’s handsome low habit craves summer mulch, protection from harsh winter wind and evenly moist, well-drained niches with a neutral pH.

Blooms May–August

Size: 8" – 12" high x 0" wide.

Hardy to zone 6.

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Helianthus 'Sheila's Sunshine', Persicaria 'Summer Dance', and Selinum wallichianum

Helianthus ‘Sheila’s Sunshine - P-0461

The sunflower was once an emblem of the Sun God of the Incas. Our sunflowers tolerate a wide range of garden soils, attract bees, and make great cut flowers. Blooms early August – October.

Persicaria ‘Summer Dance’ - P-1312

With foliage that’s close to lime-green, and spiky floral tails that approach the scarlet spectrum of rosy pink, this slow spreading perennial is sure to please. Happiest in semishade with ample moisture. Blooms August–November.

Selinum wallichianum - P-1406

This refined Himalayan beauty happens to be one of our favorite perennial umbellifers. With untold elegance, infinitely divided leaves craft a delicate, lacelike transparency. The compact yet airy green canopy is framed by distinctive, purple-infused branching stems that elevate a charming, late season display of white flattened umbels.

Subduing the riotous array of summertime blooms, it seldom needs staking, and appreciates a well draining moist niche. Blooms June–August.

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