Daphne cneorum

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Daphne cneorum
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Scientific classification edit
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Malvales
Family: Thymelaeaceae
Genus: Daphne
D. cneorum
Binomial name
Daphne cneorum
  • Daphne bellojocensis Gand.
  • Daphne delphini Lavallée
  • Daphne juliae Koso-Pol.
  • Daphne odorata Lam.
  • Daphne prostrata Salisb.
  • Daphne rhodanica Gand.
  • Daphne verlotii Gren. & Godr.
  • Laureola cneorum (L.) Samp.
  • Thymelaea cneorum (L.) Scop.
  • Thymelaea odorata Bubani

Daphne cneorum, the 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.[2][3][4] All parts of the plant are poisonous to humans.[5] In cultivation it requires a sheltered position in full sun or partial shade. It is not completely hardy in exposed locations.

The Latin specific epithet cneorum comes from the Greek and means “like a small olive bush”.[6]

The vigorous cultivar 'Eximia' has gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.[7]

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  1. ^ a b "Daphne cneorum". The Plant List. Retrieved 2017-11-17.
  2. ^ "Daphne cneorum". University of Delaware Botanic Gardens. Archived from the original on 28 September 2011. Retrieved 26 May 2011.
  3. ^ "Rose Daphne". Winnipeg, Manitoba: Shelmerdine Garden Center. Retrieved 26 May 2011.
  4. ^ RHS A-Z encyclopedia of garden plants. United Kingdom: Dorling Kindersley. 2008. p. 1136. ISBN 1405332964.
  5. ^ "Daphne cneorum". RHS. Retrieved 7 May 2019.
  6. ^ Harrison, Lorraine (2012). RHS Latin for Gardeners. United Kingdom: Mitchell Beazley. ISBN 184533731X.
  7. ^ "Daphne cneorum 'Eximia'". Royal Horticultural Society. Retrieved 25 May 2020.