the first Daphne x napolitana was found in S-Italy and the characteristics of this
Daphne hybrid are of the above mentioned Daphne species / Mr. R. White proposed the
name ‘Enigma’ for this plant
plants can reach nearly 1 m height but the new garden hybrids are always much smaller
(0,3 m tall) / prefers a sunny drained place / evergreen / hardy / scented / flowers
in spring but inflorescences are produced during the whole vegetation time
known hybrids are: Daphne x napolitana ‘Bramdean’ (= D. sericea ‘Collina’ x D. cneorum
Daphne x napolitana ‘Meon’ (= D. cneorum ‘Eximia’ x D. sericea ‘Collina’), Daphne
x napolitana ‘Daniel Pesek’, ‘Pink Carpet’, and perhaps ‘Stasek’, a variegated form.
‘Bendl Barth’ is probably another Daphne x napolitana form with variegated leaves.