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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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Current Staff's Favorite Plant

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Our feature plant: Primula vulgaris ssp. sibthorpii

Precious Primulas, Prized Pulmonarias and Fabulous Foliage!

Primulas offer elaborately-crafted colorful blooms in varied shapes,……

including draped bells, candelabras, drumsticks and pincushions. Many Primrose flowers  waft a delectable scent. Second-to-none for the dappled recesses of your garden, these easily grown, cold-hardy Primulas crave well-drained, humus-rich niches with adequate moisture and good air circulation. They can grace containers or be planted in swaths along shady walkways or in woodland gardens. Be sure to peruse our online Primulas.

Prized Pulmonarias……

One of the earliest perennials to bloom, you can be picking their enchanting urn-shaped flowers in February while the rest of the garden still slumbers. Many cultivars showcase an array of mercury-hued dapples, speckles and spots, while others sport solid pewter sheens or striking silver streaks. Easy-to-grow Pulmonarias prefer the lacy light of a woodland setting plus cool moist soil. Our newsletter also includes a handful of other shade-loving perennials that promise alluring foliage. Many of these perennials can be partnered with Pulmonarias for intriguing foliar contrast. You may wish to check out our online Pulmonaria offerings.

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