PINK DAPHNE Mezereum
Masses of fragrant pink flowers are produced in spring, beginning before foliage emerges! If the beautiful and extremely fragrant flowers were not enough, after flowering, Daphne Mezereum produces showy red berries in summer and into fall!
Height: 1.2 meters, about 4'
Hardiness zones: 4-10
Note: This plant family is known to have toxicity. The ingestion of these seeds or this plant can cause serious illness or death.
Seeds per pack: 5 large seeds
Germination: As with many perennials, these seeds can benefit from a period of moist cold to help them grow. This is done by giving them a cold 'winter' period (artificial or natural), and then a warming to simulate 'spring', and time to grow! Here's how this can be done:
Obtain a planting container that has holes in the bottom for excess water to drain. Place the seeds just under the surface of your growing medium, and water. Place your container in a cold area (but not freezing, perhaps a refrigerator) for 5-6 weeks. Once the cold period is completed, place the container at room temperature for them to germinate. Be sure to keep the soil moist during this entire germination period. Seedlings will sprout a few weeks, or occasionally several months, after the warming period.