Paradise Plant, Mezereon, February Daphne Daphne mezereum - Daphne liottardi , Daphne albiflora , Daphne florida , Daphne lateriflora , Daphne rechingeri , Mezereum officinarum , Thymelaea mezereum

Detailed Listing For
Botanical Name:

Daphne mezereum

Family:

Thymelaeaceae

Genus:

Daphne

Species:

mezereum

Common Name:

Paradise Plant, Mezereon, February Daphne

Lot#:
050828
Seeds Per Pound:
6,356
Quantity:
0.79 lb
Average Viable Seeds/Packet:
14
Germination:
98%
Germination Test Type:
cut
Purity:
99%
Height:
3-5 feet
Collection Locale:
Italy
Crop Year:
2005
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
5
In Stock: 0.79 lb
Prices
Items are priced on a curve, you can buy any 'bulk quantity' up to what we have in stock, some examples are:
1 packet
$4.95
1 oz
$27.27
Growing Info, follow in order:
Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours.
Stratification: warm stratify for 120 days, cold stratify for 90 days.
Germination: sow seed 1/16" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
Other: Sporadic germination may occur over a 2-3 year period.
In a Nutshell:
* Daphne mezereum is a species of Daphne in the flowering plant family Thymelaeaceae , native to most of Europe and western Asia , north to northern Scandinavia and Russia . In southern Europe it is confined to medium to higher elevations and in the subalpine vegetation zone, but descends to near sea level in northern Europe. It is generally confined to soils derived from limestone . The common name is Mezereon . more...
* Lilac or rosy-purple wonderfully fragrant 1/2" flowers in early spring, red fruit in June, may be evergreen or nearly so, native to Europe and western Asia.
* Mezereum has been used in the past for treating rheumatism and indolent ulcers, but because of its toxic nature it is no longer considered to be safe. The plant contains various toxic compounds, including daphnetoxin and mezerein, and these are currently being investigated (1995) for their anti-leukaemia effects. more...
Physical Characteristics  Daphne mezereum is a deciduous Shrub growing to 1.5 m (5ft) by 1.5 m (5ft) at a medium rate. It is hardy to zone 4 and is not frost tender. It is in flower from Feb to March, and the seeds ripen from Jun to August. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Bees, flies, lepidoptera, self.The plant is self-fertile. It is noted for attracting wildlife. The plant prefers medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and can grow in heavy clay soil.The plant prefers acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils..It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland).It requires moist soil.
more »
Usda description:
More info on http://plants.usda.gov