Daphne

Daphne × transatlantica 'Eternal Fragrance' ('Blafra') (PBR)

Daphne - Daphne × transatlantica  'Eternal Fragrance'  ('Blafra') (PBR)

Common Name: Daphne
Genus: Daphne
Species: ◊ transatlantica
Cultivar: 'Eternal Fragrance' ('Blafra') (PBR)

Category: Shrubs and Sub-shrubs
Growth Rate: Slow growing
Features: Has fragrant flowers/foliage, Has interesting/colourful ornamental fruit

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.90 m (90 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 0.90 m (90 cm)

Foliage Type: Semi EvergreenFlower Colour: Pink, White
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: April to October

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

 

  • Other features: all parts of the plant including the seed are highly toxic if ingested; contact with the sap may cause skin irritation; the flowers are followed by blackish-purple fruit

This compact semi-evergreen daphne produces flowers on new growth which means that the flowers keep on coming throughout spring, summer and autumn. It is a cross between D. caucasica and D. sericea and is still quite rare. Its highly scented flowers will fill the air with their heady scent so plant it near an entrance or pathway so you can enjoy it to the full.

  • Garden care: Keep pruning to a minimum since the plant is very susceptible to die-back. Where necessary after flowering lightly trim back to remove misplaced branches and maintain a compact habit.


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