up to 0,35 m high and ca. 0,5 m in diameter / evergreen / scented / hardy
First cross was made in 1920 by Franz Sündermann owner of the nursery ‘Botanischer
Alpengarten F. Sündermann’ in Germany.
Later J.J. Halda made the same cross, selected ‘Joe’s Triumph’ and wrote a publication
in which this hybrid received the name Daphne x adamantina. Halda’s and Sündermann’s
hybrids are smaller than the following ones.
R. White created also this hybrid in 1992 using Daphne petraea ‘Grandiflora’ x Daphne
arbuscula f. grandiflora for Daphne x suendermannii ‘Blackthorne Gem’ and again
in 1996 with Daphne arbuscula f. albiflora x Daphne petraea ‘Tremalzo’ for Daphne
x suendermannii ‘Chris Brickell’.
In the ‘Daphne Society Newsletter’ issue winter 2006 a report from C.D. Brickell
was published with the title ‘Sündermann’s Daphne’.
Herein the above mentioned hybrid was described and this report ends with a nomenclature
note that the holotype Daphne x adamantina ‘Joe’ Triumph’ of this hybrid from J.J.
Halda looks very similar to Daphne petraea and that it is still under investigation.
If someone knows more please let me know because the publication of Daphne x adamantina
is listed in IPNI and accepted.
Above left and right:
Daphne x adamantina / suendermannii ‘Chris Brickell’
Daphne x adamantina / suendermannii ‘Franz Suendermann’