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Daphne petraea Leybold (1853)

 

endemic to Lake Garda and Lake Idro region, Italy / upright forms can reach 0,3 m height - prostrate forms only 0,1 m high and often much wider / growing in crevices of calcareous rocks / sunny places but not too hot / evergreen / scented / hardy with protection / seed very small hidden within the dried calyx tube

 

white flowering selection - ‘Tremalzo’ / intensive red flowering selections are ‘Idro’ from H. Bauer and ‘Corna Blacca’ / Daphne petraea ‘Corna Blacca’ was found 1995 by Geert Borgonje - he sent cuttings to Blackthorne Nursery - R. White named this plant  / other selections are Grandiflora, Michele, Persebee, Punchinello, Cima Tombea, Flamingo, Garnet, Lydora, Plena, ‘The Beacon’, Vanguard, and more  

common German name for Daphne petraea is - Felsen-Seidelbast

 

Hybrids with Daphne petraea are:

Daphne x adamantina [= D. x suendermannii], Daphne x ambrosiaca, Daphne x beata, Daphne x fortunata, Daphne x hendersonii,

Daphne x jintyae [= D. x pudica], Daphne x kazbali [= D. x rollsdorfii], Daphne x mauerbachii, Daphne x mcbeathii,

Daphne x reichsteinii, Daphne x thauma, Daphne x whiteorum, Daphne x ‘Kelsey Ann’ = (Daphne velenovskyi x Daphne petraea ‘Grandiflora’)

and three parent hybrids:

Daphne x ‘Colinton Crown’ = Daphne petraea x Daphne eschmannii, and Daphne x ‘Bonnie Glen’ = Daphne petraea x Daphne x hendersonii ‘Rosebud’, both were made by Dr. Cyril Lafong

 

[name]~accepted name?

Daphne petraea at Tremalzo, Lake Garda, Italy, 'FelsenSeidelbast'
Daphne petraea at Tremalzo, Lake Garda, Italy, 'FelsenSeidelbast'
Daphne petraea ‘Corna Blacca’ original plant at Corna Blacca, Lake Garda, Italy, 'FelsenSeidelbast'
Daphne petraea ‘Punchinello’, 'FelsenSeidelbast'
Daphne petraea ‘Michele’ blossoms close-up, 'FelsenSeidelbast'

Below left:

Daphne petraea ‘Grandiflora Plena’

 

Below right:

Daphne petraea ‘Punchinello’

Daphne petraea ‘Grandiflora’, award-winning plant, 'FelsenSeidelbast
Daphne petraea ‘Tremalzo’, award-winning plant, 'FelsenSeidelbast
Daphne petraea ‘Idro’, award-winning plant, 'FelsenSeidelbast
Daphne petraea ‘Cima Tombea’ , 'FelsenSeidelbast
Daphne petraea ‘The Beacon’ , 'FelsenSeidelbast
Daphne petraea ‘Flamingo’, 'FelsenSeidelbast
Daphne petraea ‘Vanguard’, 'FelsenSeidelbast
Daphne petraea ‘Lydora’, 'FelsenSeidelbast

Above- left and right:

Daphne petraea at Tremalzo, Lake Garda, Italy

 

Left:

Daphne petraea ‘Corna Blacca’ original plant at Corna Blacca, Lake Garda, Italy

 

 

 

Below:

Daphne petraea ‘Grandiflora’

award-winning plant

Daphne petraea ‘Michele’, 'FelsenSeidelbast

Below:

Daphne petraea ‘Tremalzo’

award-winning plant

Below:

Daphne petraea ‘Idro’

award-winning plant

Above left:
Daphne petraea ‘Cima Tombea’ former name was ‘Watts Clone’

 

Below left:

Daphne petraea ‘Flamingo’

Above right:

Daphne petraea ‘The Beacon’

 

Below right:

Daphne petraea ‘Vanguard’, a cross of ‘Cima Tombea’ x ‘The Beacon’

Daphne petraea ‘Garnet’, 'FelsenSeidelbast

Above left:

Daphne petraea beautiful unnamed selection

 

Above right:

Daphne petraea ‘Garnet’

 

Below:

Daphne petraea ‘Lydora’

Daphne petraea ‘Grandiflora Plena’, 'FelsenSeidelbast
Daphne petraea beautiful unnamed selection, 'FelsenSeidelbast
Daphne petraea ‘Persebee’, 'FelsenSeidelbast
Daphne petraea -clone F-, 'FelsenSeidelbast
Daphne petraea -clone G-, 'FelsenSeidelbast

Left:

Daphne petraea ‘Persebee’

award-winning plant

Above left:

Daphne petraea -clone F-

 

Above right:

Daphne petraea -clone G-

 

 

 

Left:

Daphne petraea ‘Michele’

 

Below:

Daphne petraea ‘Michele’ blossoms close-up

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