Daphne cneorum – Garland Flower (central Europe)
Habit: A dwarf shrub that forms carpets, 0.1-0.4 m tall, up to 0.75 m tall when old; twigs prostrate or arching upright; very slow-growing.
Flowers: Small, terminal heads, lively carmine-pink, April to May/June, pleasantly sweet fragrance; some individual flowers possible in summer.
Fruits: Yellowish, brownish berries, poisonous.
Leaves: Evergreen, small, linear, in clusters on ends of twigs.
Roots: Deep roots, far-reaching, somewhat sensitive; once established, the plant may not be transplanted again.
Demands: Full sun or light shade, likes warmth and tolerates heat, moderately frost hardy.
Soil: Dry to moderately fresh, on all well-drained mineral substrates.
Note: Shorten twigs that are too long and bare.
Hardiness: Zone 5a