DAPHNE ALPINA.--Italy, 1759. A deciduous species, which has white or

rosy-white, sweet-scented flowers. It is a pretty, but rare shrub, that

grows well in light sandy leaf soil.

D. ALTAICA.--Siberia, 1796. Though rare in gardens, this is a pretty

and neat-foliaged species, and bears white flowers in abundance. It

wants a warm corner and dry soil.

D. BLAGAYANA.--Styria, 1872. This is still rare in cultivation, but it

is a very desirable species, bearing ivory-white highly-fragrant

flowers. For the alpine garden it is particularly suitable, and though

growing rather slowly thrives well in good light soil.