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Genus of about 100 species of deciduous, semi-evergreen or evergreen shrubs from Europe, northern Africa and temperate and subtropical Asia.
Their main attraction is the clusters of usually heavily scented flowers. Some have variegated leaves. They can be grown in borders, rock gardens and in a woodland setting.
The "Eternal" series are a result of a successful 30 year breeding programme to produce a free-flowering Daphne more tolerant of a wide range of soil and garden conditions.
All are attractive to bees and other insects, the earlier bloomers being particularly useful.
Semi-evergreen - Keeps some of its foliage all year, and will drop some leaves as well.
Caution, toxic if eaten, may cause skin allergy or irritant - These plants are toxic if eaten and may also cause a skin allergy, rash, irritation to eyes and skin.
Additional Features - Good to know - grown for their tubular, usually very fragrant, flowers in colours varying from red-purple to pink, white, yellow, lavender-pink and lilac.
Pests & Diseases - aphids, leaf spot, grey mould, viruses.
Place of origin - Europe and northern Africa.
Soil Conditions - Fertile well drained soil - humus rich but not dry. Mulch to keep roots cool.
Neutral soil preferred - to slightly alkaline or slightly acidic
Wildlife - Bee friendly