Daphne genkwa subsp. genkwa Siebold et Zuccarini (1840)
Subspecies jinhaiensis J.J. Halda (1997) | subsp. leishanensis J.J. Halda (1997)
Daphne genkwa subsp. genkwa is known from China, Taiwan and S-Korea. The latter subspecies
are limited to some areas is W-China
height up to 1,2 m / no soil or habitat preferences - but best suited for a sunny
places in our region / deciduous / hardy / flower colour range from pale pink and
sky-blue to deep lilac / fruit small, white
plants from Hackenberry group have smaller flowers (Mr. Hackenberry received seeds
from China and started cultivating the small flowering form in his garden in the
Daphne genkwa plants cultivated, in 3 litres pots, survived on the terrace with wetness
protection -20°C /-4°F.
A year later all plants died when I watered them during a weather period without
frost and one week later came back the frost with -10°C/ 14°F.
In parts of the U.S.A. where the winter is permanently cold it is no problem to cultivate
Daphne genkwa in garden.
Daphne genkwa, Hackenberry group, flowering in garden, U.S.A.
Daphne genkwa form with big blossoms in garden, U.S.A.
Below- left and right: Daphne genkwa, small flowers - Hackenberry group
Daphne genkwa form with big blossoms
Daphne genkwa white fruit, close up
Daphne genkwa own selection with deep lilac colour