Daphne Plant

Catalogue – Shrubs


DAPHNE – Deciduous and evergreen shrubs, often with scented flowers. They have a reputation for being difficult to grow which does apply to some varieties. They may survive a  few years and for no apparent reason give up and die. They grow well in moist drained loam soils and dislike root disturbance. Caution toxic if eaten. We sometimes have stocks other varieties so it is always worth asking. SH  We occasionally have other varieties so please always ask.
Daphne bholua JacquelinePostilD. bholua ?Jacqueline Postill? AGM  Clusters of richly scented, purplish and white flowers January and February, followed by black berries. Mid green foliage, evergreen to semi-evergreen. Height about 1.8 metres.  Spread about 1.5 metres. E Very difficult to propagate NOT AVAILABLE 2015
D. mezereum var. rubra Highly scented, purple-red flowers appearing on the leafless stems from February to April. Light green leaves, deciduous. Height about 1.5 metres. Spread  0.5 to 1.2 metres. Grows well in chalky soils. D
Daphne odora AureomarginataD. odora ‘Aureomarginata’ AGM Fragrant clusters of pale purple-pink flowers paler inside, January to April. Dark green, shiny leaves edged yellow, evergreen. Height and Spread 1 to 1.5 metres.  E
 D.odora ‘Rebecca’ Fragrant clusters of pale purple-pink flowers, paler inside from January to April. Spectacular leaves with a broad cream edge, evergreen. Height and spread slowly 1 to 1.5 metres.
 D. x transatlantica ETERNAL FRAGRANCE ‘Blafra’ Highly fragrant clusters of pink buds open to white flowers in April and May with more flowers on new growth in June. Dark green leaves, evergreen. Height and spread 0.6 to 0.75 metres