‘Nikko’ is a dwarf cultivar growing 1-2 feet tall and spreading 2-5 feet wide, forming a graceful, spreading mound. White flowers cover the shrub in early spring for several days while the leaves turn an attractive deep burgundy in fall. This plant is easily grown in well-drained soil in full sun to part shade and can be found in the Gardens, Aquarium, Avian Breeding Center and Primate Forest landscapes.
In bloom this month at the Zoo!
Daphne ‘Carol Mackie’ is most noted for its outstanding multi-colored foliage. It is a dense, slow-growing, deciduous shrub which typically grows 2-3 feet tall, prefers some shade and features fragrant clusters of pale pink flowers in late spring followed by tiny red drupes in the fall. Its oblong, grayish-green leaves have striking, cream-edged margins and the foliage often persists well into the winter. This unique landscape accent can be found in the Aquarium landscape.
Rock Cress is a perfect first plant for the novice gardener, as it is cold hardy, drought tolerant, easy to maintain and, of course, pretty. This semi-evergreen perennial plant which produces brightly colored flowers in spring is suitable for a ground cover, rock garden or dangling down a wall or hill side.
Check out this perfect perennial in the landscape of the Arctic Encounter.