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mark smyth

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Daphne mezereum white form
« on: December 09, 2006, 10:03:52 AM »
In the SRGC seed list two forms of white Daphne mezereum are listed. One is a dwarf form. Can anyone tell me about the dwarf form? How small? Conditions etc
« Last Edit: December 09, 2006, 10:26:00 AM by Maggi Young »
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Re: Daphne mezereum white form
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2006, 06:52:54 PM »
Mark-the following is an extract from "Daphnes A Practical Guide for Gardeners" by Robin White Pub. Timber Press 2006.

" Daphne mezereum Dwarf Forms"
"Plants growing above the treeline in mountainous areas are often of much smaller stature than lowland forms, and are sometimes referred to as var. alpina, a name which has not been validated. Seed from a plant of this type which I brought back from the Kamnick Alps produced plants which maintained their dwarf characters in cultivation; even when grafted on D.mezereum, plants did not exceed 45cm. Since little growth was made, not many flowers were produced, so I rate this as a form with botanical interest only.

I have recently received material of a free flowering alpine form from Mike and Polly Stone, propriotors of Askival Nursery. The seed of this was collected near Presolana, in Northern Italy. The plant they grow is now 1.2m across but only 45cm high"

Pity that Robin White did not include the flower colour in his second paragraph quoted above.

Earlier in his main paragraphs on D.mezereum he refers to a White flowered form "forma alba" as a selection from E A Bowles' garden circa 1903 but says this was of a vigorous upright habit.

Not sure if this answers your question really but hope it helps a little.
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Re: Daphne mezereum white form
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2006, 09:22:40 PM »
Mark,
White form really is not rare in nature. Robin White says it has yellow berries. And I could confirm this. Furthermore it is true from seed.

I’ve never seen compact form. D. mesereum. It does not mean it does not exist, of course. Viewed at Caucasus treeline was taller and more vigorous then in Moscow forests. Wish I travel to select white and other forms… I heard double form exists.
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Re: Daphne mezereum white form
« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2006, 11:37:19 PM »
Would anyone have seeds or seedlings of the white form it looks good. Thanks for the input
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Re: Daphne mezereum white form
« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2006, 08:41:10 PM »
Hi Mark,

My Daphne mezereum 'Alba' is a young plant and I don't know how big it is going to be when it is 'grown up'. But just now it is not even 45 cm high. I have not collected any seed this year - and, yes, the berries are yellow. But if you still would like some next fall, please let me know. Otherwise I could send cuttings.


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Re: Daphne mezereum white form
« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2006, 11:29:58 PM »
Hannelotte next year is OK but if you look around the base of your plant this years seeds will just lying there like they were on my normal pink flowered plant
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Re: Daphne mezereum white form
« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2006, 05:45:46 AM »
Sorry, Mark, I live 300 km from my garden and I am not going to return until spring. >:(
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Re: Daphne mezereum white form
« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2006, 06:33:55 PM »
Mike, I need your address. Went into my own garden with a flashlight and found a seedling of the white Daphne. The motherplant is about 10 years old and 60 cm high. The plants is in a plastic bag and want to be send to you.
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Re: Daphne mezereum white form
« Reply #8 on: December 11, 2006, 06:52:31 PM »
By Mike you mean me?
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« Reply #9 on: December 11, 2006, 07:03:51 PM »
 :-[ Sorry. Of course Mike Mark. I do mix upp names. A very bad habit, but I never forget a face.
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Re: Daphne mezereum white form
« Reply #10 on: December 21, 2006, 03:55:15 PM »
An early Christmas present arrived today. Thanks Gerben

Lucky chap, i wish i could get Gerben as an early present!!M
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Re: Daphne mezereum white form
« Reply #11 on: December 21, 2006, 04:04:27 PM »
I'm glad the present arrived, Mark. Happy Christmas.

How would you like to get me Maggi?
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Re: Daphne mezereum white form
« Reply #12 on: December 21, 2006, 04:07:15 PM »
Any which way, Gerben... beggars can't be choosers!!
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Re: Daphne mezereum white form
« Reply #13 on: December 21, 2006, 04:22:34 PM »
I'm guessing maggi is holding back to save on blushes and should carry on the conversion privately!
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Re: Daphne mezereum white form
« Reply #14 on: December 21, 2006, 04:24:29 PM »
I'll need some time to think.
Merry Christmas to you and Ian. Love you both.  ;)

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