Daphniphyllum macropodum 'Ki Midori Nakafu'
Ki Midori Nakafu Daphniphyllum. This is another variegated Daphniphyllum, but unlike 'Mountain Dove,' which is a D. teijsmannii, this selection is a D. macropodum, which is a larger and more robust grower. The Japanese say that this species is more cold-hardy as well. This cultivar has a central yellowish-green center with green margins, and when grown in more sun, it has beautiful red petioles. As with all Daphniphyllum, we have never had a deer so much as nibble on one, but that's not to say they won't ever. These are all grafted specimens and we have a very limited number available. Hopefully, next year we will have more. This genus is dioecious, but I do not know the sex of this selection because it has yet to flower for us. When I posted them on our site, they were gone within a week. The picture below is courtesy of Michael Chelednik of NC. He took this picture at Juniper Level Botanical Garden (Plant Delights Nursery), Raleigh, NC. From this picture, one can easily see the size of its leaves are much larger than those of D. teijsmannii 'Mountain Dove'. We have grafted a new crop for 2021, so later this year we will find out if we have been successful.