May 11, 2011
Gotta Getcha' One
Introducing ..... . Daphne burkwoodii 'Carol Mackie ' -queen of the Spring garden with gorgeous variegated leaves and fragrant blossoms. Named for the famed lover of Apollo you too will love Daphne , especially if you have a small garden. She'll take partial shade to full sun and will grow to 3 x 4 feet.
Daphne also attracts hummers and will re-bloom in the Fall. Even when not in bloom her variegated leaves are effective all season. In my experience it will take several years before Daphne comes into her own. I used to overlook her at the garden center because she didn't look that impressive, but I saw a mature one in a client's garden and it was love at first sight She grows more beautiful with each passing year . Wish I could say that!
Written by Carolyngail at Sweet Home and Garden Chicago All rights reserved