Carol Mackie Daphne
Carol Mackie Daphne
Daphne burkwoodii 'Carol Mackie'Item #3153 USDA Hardiness Zone: 5 - 8
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Small pale pink fragrant blossoms cloak the small leaves with a yellow margin that matures to creamy whites. Popular and very easy to grow in marginally fertile soils. Ideal for beds, borders and foundation plantings. Semi-evergreen.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:DAF-nayPlant type:ShrubDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Moderate growth to 3 feet tall and 4 feet wide.Special features:Attracts HummingbirdsFoliage color:VariegatedBlooms:Spring, reblooming in fallFlower color:PinkFlower attributesFragrantDesign IdeasIdeally sized shrub for a wide range of applications. Perfectly tailored to foundation beds where floral fragrance is enjoyed at entries and windows. Add to the back of the perennial border for bright accent. Exceptional in small city gardens where just a few plants are allowed and therefore must be the best. Well adapted to the partially sunny conditions at the edge of large old shade tree canopies. An essential in the Southern and Victorian garden.Companion PlantsBlend daphne with small yet beautiful shrubs such as White Gem Gardenia, (Gardenia jasminoides 'White Gem'), Black and Blue Sage, (Salvia gargantica 'Black and Blue'), Gold Flower Hydrangea, (Hydrangea macrophylla 'Hymmadiii') and George L. Taber Azalea, (Azalea 'George L' Taber').
- CareCare InformationFollow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Provide well drained soil, rich in organic matter. Feed with an acid fertilizer after bloom. Keep roots cool with a thick layer of mulch.Light Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
- History & LoreHistory:This variety is one of the Burkwood hybrids, which resulted from the cross of Daphne cneorum and D. caucasica.Lore:Daphne was named for a naiad nymph Daphne, faned lover of Apollo in Greek mythology..