A supreme group of plants grown for the delicious scent, often produced in winter, through into spring. The flowers are attractive, 4-lobed, tubular, pink, white, yellow and an almost blue from D. genkwa. Foliage is simple, evergreen or deciduous. Shrubs to a medium size, down to prostrate forms suitable for a rock garden. A couple of species prefer a shady position, D. laureola and D. pontica, otherwise full sun to some part shade. They will need a good soil, which doesn't dry out for long periods, nor gets waterlogged! Part of the same family, Thymelaceae, which also includes the equally beautiful Edgeworthia.

Plants to be propagated in the near future, register your interest To Be Propagated