January 18th, 2018

Striking Blue Lilac Daphne

Craving a change from the grays of winter?

four petaled clusters of lilac-like flowers along the branchesDAPHNE GENKWA radiates a blue light in your late winter garden. It blooms on bare branches before the leaves emerge leaving no distractions from the clusters of lilac-like flowers.

Also known as the lilac daphne, this small, upright growing shrub (3’x3′) thrives in full sun and high heat – something we have been experiencing these last few summers. It can also take part shade.

As with all daphnes, good drainage is needed for success.

Step close and examine the tiny four petals of each perfect blossom. Lean in more to enjoy their sweet smell.