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
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly

Buy Varieties of DAPHNE

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DAPHNE 'Spring Beauty'

DAPHNE 'Spring Beauty'

flowers tinged pink. Glorious scent

 
Large
£40.00 each 
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DAPHNE tangutica

DAPHNE tangutica

clusters of fragrant white flowers tinged purple on the inside

 
Gift Wrapping available on this plant - UK Delivery Only Gift-wrapping available
£30.00 each 
Gift Wrapping available on this plant
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DAPHNE x transatlantica 'Eternal Fragrance'

DAPHNE x transatlantica 'Eternal Fragrance'

rosy-red flowers in bud opening white in large clusters. Extremely fragrant

 
Small
£27.50 each 
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Available again from APRIL 2024 - When fresh stock arrives
Large
£40.00 each 
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Available late spring to early summer 2024 - Spring according to the Met Office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore late spring is mid-April onwards. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
DAPHNE x transatlantica 'Pink Fragrance'

DAPHNE x transatlantica 'Pink Fragrance'

pink highly fragrant flowers blooming over an exceptionally long period. Compact habit

 
Small
£27.50 each 
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Available again from APRIL 2024 - When fresh stock arrives
Large
£40.00 each 
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Available late spring to early summer 2024 - Spring according to the Met Office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore late spring is mid-April onwards. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
DAPHNE x transatlantica 'Summer Ice'

DAPHNE x transatlantica 'Summer Ice'

blue-green leaves edged with creamy-white. Fragrant white flowers tinged with pink

 
£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.
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Useful extras...

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Recommended by the RHS. Contains Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi. Suitable for all trees and shrubs (except rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers, cranberries and blueberries)
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Rootgrow Ericoid mycorrhizal fungi
This specially adapted Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi will boost the growth of acid-loving plants like rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers and blueberries. It contains ericoid and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, which are found in poor acidic soils where ericaceous plants naturally grow.
Only £7.50

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All-purpose Seaweed Stimulant
All-purpose organic concentrated seaweed feed that is a ready to use, derived from sustainable harvested kelp, that can be used on all outdoor and indoor plants, except acid loving plants. Perfect used in conjunction with Rootgrow™.
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