12 Mar 2018
Daphne mezereum 'Rubra'
Daphne Perfume Princess
You have to love a Daphne like most winter flowering shrubs the scent is strong and in the case of Daphne have a citrus hint to the fragrance too. Sniff them out …
Intoxicating, sweetly scented almost crystalline flowers are happily produced in small clusters in February to July depending on variety. It is best planted where its scent can be appreciated and in combination with other late winter flowering shrubs.
Daphne requires a sheltered position and do not require pruning. Once planted, leave well alone as they are really not keen on any type of root disturbance. In a moist, well drained Daphne will continue to grow quite happily. Add plenty of organic matter when planting too just to get them off to the best start you can possibly give them.
Check out our Spotlight on Daphne video for some information.
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