DAPHNE

Daphnes require good, rich, loamy soil and good drainage is essential for success.

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.

D. mezereum, Mezereon, is the native. Found in woods on calcareous soils is very rare.

Further Reading....
  • Deciduous
  • Evergreen
  • Semi-evergreen
    Keeps some of its foliage all year, and will drop some leaves as well.
  • 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
  • Toxic - Category B - CAUTION
    Skin irritant
    People and pets, i.e. cats, dogs, rabbits, rodents
    Toxic if eaten
    People and pets, i.e. cats, dogs, rabbits, rodents
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly

Buy Varieties of DAPHNE

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DAPHNE bholua 'Darjeeling'

DAPHNE bholua 'Darjeeling'

very pale pink flowers fading to white

 
£55.00 each 
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Estimated availability autumn 2024 Any time SEPT-DEC - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
DAPHNE bholua 'Garden House Ghost'

DAPHNE bholua 'Garden House Ghost'

heavily scented white flowers in winter

 
£55.00 each 
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Availability yet to be determined - We don't yet know when or if this plant is coming back into stock
 AWARD
DAPHNE bholua 'Jacqueline Postill'

DAPHNE bholua 'Jacqueline Postill'

large and showy intensely fragrant purplish pink flowers

 
Medium
£40.00  
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Estimated availability autumn 2024 Any time SEPT-DEC - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
Large
£55.00 each 
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Estimated availability autumn 2024 Any time SEPT-DEC - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
DAPHNE bholua 'Limpsfield'

DAPHNE bholua 'Limpsfield'

purple-pink in bud, opening paler with white to purple tones. Richly scented and floriferous

 
£55.00 each 
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Estimated availability autumn 2024 Any time SEPT-DEC - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
DAPHNE bholua 'Mary Rose'

DAPHNE bholua 'Mary Rose'

deep purple-pink, darker in bud. Comparatively large flowers and highly scented

 
£60.00 each 
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Estimated availability autumn 2024 Any time SEPT-DEC - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
DAPHNE bholua 'Spring Herald'

DAPHNE bholua 'Spring Herald'

pure white flowers on this early flowering and highly scented shrub

 
Large
£40.00  
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Estimated availability autumn 2024 Any time SEPT-DEC - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
DAPHNE gemmata

DAPHNE gemmata

bushy habit and clusters of yellow flowers in late spring to summer followed by red fruits

 
£30.00 each 
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Available again from summer 2024 - Could be any time, June through to end August. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
DAPHNE laureola subsp. philippi

DAPHNE laureola subsp. philippi

Spurge laurel

fragrant yellow-green flowers beneath polished green leaves. Semi-prostrate habit

 
£35.00 each 
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Unavailable -
DAPHNE mezereum 'Rubra'

DAPHNE mezereum 'Rubra'

Mezereon

scented purplish-red flowers

 
Large
£35.00 each 
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Estimated availability autumn 2024 Any time SEPT-DEC - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
DAPHNE odora

DAPHNE odora

Winter daphne

fragrant with reddish-purple flowers

 
£22.50 each 
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Estimated availability autumn 2024 Any time SEPT-DEC - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
DAPHNE odora 'Aureomarginata'

DAPHNE odora 'Aureomarginata'

Winter daphne

leaves have a yellow margin which becomes creamy-white with age

 
Small
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£20.00 each 
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Large
£35.00 each 
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Available again from summer 2024 - Could be any time, June through to end August. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
DAPHNE odora f.alba

DAPHNE odora f.alba

Winter daphne

(var leucantha) - pure white flowered form

 
£35.00 each 
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Estimated availability autumn 2024 Any time SEPT-DEC - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
DAPHNE odora 'Mae-jima'

DAPHNE odora 'Mae-jima'

Winter daphne

compact habit and attractive creamy-yellow edged green leaves. Profuse dark pink, strongly fragrant flowers

 
£35.00 each 
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Unavailable -
DAPHNE odora 'Marianni'

DAPHNE odora 'Marianni'

Winter daphne

('Rogbret'). - green leaves with broad golden yellow margins. Very fragrant tubular pink flowers in late winter, early spring

 
£17.50 each 
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Available again from summer 2024 - Could be any time, June through to end August. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
Large
£30.00  
DAPHNE 'Perfume Princess'

DAPHNE 'Perfume Princess'

large clusters of very fragrant white flowers with a hint of pink at the centre

 
Medium
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£27.50  
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Large
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£50.00 each 
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