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CRAGS (Calgary Rock and Alpine Garden Society) Small Daphnes and their Cultivation, with Jiri Papousek

February 11 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Jiri Papousek: Small Daphnes and their Cultivation

Jiri Papousek is an expert rock gardener who visited CRAGS in June 2017. His garden is situated at altitude 200m, 10 km from Prague, capital of the Czech Republic. There are crevice rock gardens, various planted troughs, a woodland area with peat blocks, and an alpine tunnel with tufa wall. He has 35 years of experience of growing and exhibiting alpines at Prague Rock Gardens shows, and was part of the International Czech Rock Garden Conference committee in 2007, 2013, 2017 and 2023.

Daphnes are small shrubs with showy flowers, often evergreen, that are ideal for the rock garden. Many are hardy in Calgary’s Zone 3-4 climate. Usually the flowers are fragrant and they generally require well-drained soil. This genus is in the family Thymelaeaceae, native to Asia, Europe and north Africa.

CRAGS February speaker will be Zoom-only. Non-members may register on Eventbrite to attend this meeting (cost $8). A recording of the talk will be available for a limited time.