The soft pink, fragrant flowers open freely at the ends of the branches for a month or more. This evergreen shrub is one of the highlights of winter, when the plentiful flowers produce their magnificent perfume.
Daphne are tidy, evergreen bushes that like a morning sun position with shade from the hot afternoon rays. The gorgeous flowers open from winter to spring. Their lovely scent wafts through your garden, and when picked will fill your home with perfume.
Plant Daphne in humus rich, moist, well drained soil. Space 50-100cm apart, remember they are slow growing so a closer planting will provide a more immediate effect. Ensure their roots are kept cool. Water to establish, then only if rainfall is low. Adding some mulch in summer will help with water retention. Daphne's are suitable for growing in pots.
Winter to Spring
Cool to Mediterranean
Full Sun to Semi Shade