Saturday, April 28, 2007

Seedling Surprise

Daphne mezereum f. alba, the white form of the February Daphne (also called Mezereon or Spurge Olive). This is only 4 years from seed, hence the surprise! Wonderfully fragrant, like the more normal pinkish lilac plants, this form is supposed to have yellowey-orange berries in fall rather than the bright red. Leafs emerge after flowering although they start to develop during flowering. Fairly easy to grow, and although preferring an alkaline pH they do adequately in my unlimed NS soil.

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