Foliage Followup – Daphne ‘Jacqueline Postill’

Even though today’s Foliage Followup has lovely scented flowers, I’m posting it to help you identify Daphne bholua ‘Jacqueline Postill’ by its wavy foliage.  It is a hardy evergreen variety that is fairly tall and narrow, receiving RHS’s Award of Garden Merit.  Interestingly, the bark is used for paper-making in Nepal.  A self-pollinating seedling from D. bholua ‘Gurkha’, it was selected by Alan Postill of Hillier’s Nursery in honor of his wife.  Lucky gal.

My mom has a tall one at the corner of the garage, to see and smell each time she goes out. There’s a smaller one in a pot at the front door which was promised to me, but because I don’t have a hole dug yet, she’s keeping it. As soon as I finish re-flooring my son’s room, then I get to start playing in the garden!

Daphne bholua 'Jacqueline Postil' | #eTilth
Daphne bholua ‘Jacqueline Postil’

 

1 Comment

  • Peter/Outlaw

    March 17, 2014 at 1:51 pm Reply

    I can smell that sweet fragrance through the interwebs!

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