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  • Scientific Name: Daphne genkwa
  • Garden: Rain Garden
  • Plant Type: Shrub
  • Evergreen/Deciduous: Deciduous
  • Sun/Shade Exposure: Full Sun to Part Shade
  • Moisture Requirements: Dry

Plant Information

A large-flowered form of this excellent deciduous shrub. To 4′ x 4′ in 5 years soft gray buds open to masses of violet blue (non-fragrant) flowers which line the stems. Simple leaves that follow have a fine fur on the surface. Blooms for an incredibly long time from late March to early May. Full sun, very well drained soil in hot sun. Little summer water when established. Fall color is light yellow. Plant with Manzanitas, Grevilleas, Ericas. Low maintenance shrub of great grace and beauty. Willowy shrub that gets by on a minimal amount of summer irrigation.

Biome: Deer Resistance, Hot Aspects, Low Water/No Water, Oregon Coast
USDA Hardiness zone: Zn5a -15º to -20ºF
Foliage color: Gray-green
Foliage season: Winter Deciduous

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Photo Credit

DAGE Full, DAGE Leaf (©2022 Cheri Moland), DAGE Flower Portland Nursery (Portland Nursery)