Daphne genkwa flowers in close-up
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Daphne x reichsteinii Landolt & Hauser (1981)


Hybrid parents: Daphne alpina x Daphne petraea


a natural hybrid that grows around the Lake Garda area / about 0,5 m high and also wide / deciduous / hardy / scented / orange fruits  

habit of Daphne x reichsteinii is like Daphne alpina and flower colour comes from Daphne petraea  

Daphne x reichsteinii is the first known self-fertile hybrid / first, the status of a hybrid was called into question because seeds, on a Daphne hybrid was unknown


In 2011 a further natural Daphne alpina hybrid was collected and described as Daphne x savensis - link to another homepage. It is a hybrid between Daphne alpina subsp. scopoliana and Daphne cneorum subsp. cneorum.

Left: Daphne x reichsteinii flowers

Left below: flowering shrub

Below: Daphne x reichsteinii shrub at Lake Garda, Italy

Daphne x reichsteinii flowering shrub, 'Reichstein´s Seidelbast'
Daphne x reichsteinii shrub at Lake Garda, Italy, 'Reichstein´s Seidelbast'
Daphne x reichsteinii flowers, 'Reichstein´s Seidelbast'