Wilhelm Schact Daphne
First in spring and then again in early summer, masses of magenta-pink to plum-purple blooms appear in great clusters above small, rounded, glossy green leaves. Wonderfully fragrant, they fill the garden with a rich scent you will anticipate with delight each year.
Plant Wilhelm Schacht near benches and paths in the garden, and beneath windows -- anywhere you know you will be at close range with that incredible fragrance!
Petite yet very full and well-branched, this evergreen shrub is tidy and symmetrical, needing no pruning. And that's a good thing, because it flowers first on old wood (spring) and then again on new growth (summer), so if you do have to trim it, prepare to sacrifice a season of flowers. The foliage stays fresh and green throughout winter, adding to Wilhelm Schacht's appeal.
This shrub reaches only 18 to 24 inches high and wide, yet it has a much larger garden presence than its size would indicate! Vigorous and mounding, it is a happy cross of D. collina x D. petraea. Give it full sunshine and very rich, well-drained soil for best flowering. Highly recommended. Zones 6-9.
|Item Form||Trade Gallon (3qt)|
|Zone||6 - 9|
|Bloom Season||Early Spring - Early Summer|
|Plant Height||18 in - 24 in|
|Plant Width||18 in|
|Additional Characteristics||Repeat Bloomer, Bloom First Year, Butterfly Lovers, Evergreen, Flower, Fragrance, Free Bloomer|
|Bloom Color||Dark Pink, Magenta|
|Foliage Color||Dark Green|
|Light Requirements||Full Sun|
|Moisture Requirements||Moist, well-drained|
|Resistance||Deer Resistance, Pest Resistant|
|Soil Tolerance||Normal, loamy|
|Uses||Border, Containers, Foliage Interest, Specimen|
|Restrictions||Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands|