Rose Daphne, Garland Flower
Spain to southwest Russia
Low spreading shrub or groundcover.
Sun to light shade with adequate soil moisture. Light shade in the winter is beneficial. (The north side of a building works well.) Soils should be loose, moist, well drained and near neutral pH. Supposedly Daphne like soils high in calcium. Plants do not transplant well. Probably best treated as a short-lived plant.
Low specimen plant, rockeries.
Alternate, oblanceolate, entire, green above and glaucous beneath, .75 to 1 inch long, about .125 inches wide.
Buds are sessile, ovoid, 4 to 6 exposed scales.
Clustered on the ends of the branches, rose-pink, .25 inch long. Plants are covered with extremely fragrant flowers in April - May and often again in late summer.