Daphne cneorum

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Daphne cneorum
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Malvales
Family: Thymelaeaceae
Genus: Daphne
Species: D. cneorum
Binomial name
Daphne cneorum

Daphne cneorum (garland flower or rose daphne), is a species of flowering plant in the family Thymelaeaceae, native to the mountains of central and southern Europe. It is a prostrate spreading evergreen shrub to 20 cm (8 in), grown for its dense clusters of highly fragrant pink flowers in spring.[1][2][3] All parts of the plant are poisonous to humans.[citation needed]

The vigorous cultivar 'Eximia' has gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.[4]


  1. ^ "Daphne cneorum". University of Delaware Botanic Gardens. Archived from the original on 28 September 2011. Retrieved 26 May 2011. 
  2. ^ "Rose Daphne". Winnipeg, Manitoba: Shelmerdine Garden Center. Retrieved 26 May 2011. 
  3. ^ RHS A-Z encyclopedia of garden plants. United Kingdom: Dorling Kindersley. 2008. p. 1136. ISBN 1405332964. 
  4. ^ "Daphne cneorum 'Eximia'". Royal Horticultural Society. Retrieved 23 July 2013.