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Daphne Eternal Fragrance

Daphne Eternal Fragrance

x transatlantica 'BLAFRA' PP#18,361


1-Quart
Item # 41537

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Without a doubt the most fragrant Daphne ever grown, Eternal Fragrance offers an astounding 3 seasons of bloom to delight the senses: early spring, summer, and early fall! These clusters of pink-and-white blooms fill garden or patio with luscious scent, while the semi-evergreen dark foliage remains handsome even when the shrub is out of bloom. Compact and very floriferous, it deserves a place of honor in your landscape.

This shrub is the ideal size for every setting from fancy containers to use in the border, the foundation, as edging, or even as a low hedge. It remains evergreen above zone 6, and is well-branched and bushy, for a full, lush look. And if you live in a southern portion of zone 5, you can probably grow Eternal Fragrance with just some extra winter protection (such as a thick mulch). Don't miss out on this spectacular shrub!

Because Eternal Fragrance blooms on both old and new wood, if you get late spring frosts that kill off those first buds, you'll still get a full season of bloom in late summer and early fall. You just can't beat that for flower power!

Daphne thrives in full sun in the north, light shade farther south. It appreciates good, well-worked garden soil or premium potting mix, reaching 2 to 3 feet high and wide. A truly beautiful flowering shrub, Eternal Fragrance is also one of the hardest-working, setting masses of bloomclusters month after month. No other Daphne can boast this kind of strength! Find a place for it this season, and enjoy it for years to come. Zones 6-9.

Daphne

Planting:

Site plants to allow for ultimate growth, choosing a soil with good drainage; often a sandy or gravelly soil will work best, with humus well worked in. Light shade in southern areas and a location where plants can establish a cool, moist root run, with protection from the strong winds of winter are ideal.

Daphne odora needs shade and is essentially a woodland or shady garden plant. Other species prefer full sun in the North, light shade in the South.


Maintenance:

Do not move plants once they are established. During periods of drought, water well (but do not fertilize); a summer mulch will help plants to conserve water and keep root zone cool.

In colder regions, we recommend a coarse winter mulch of evergreen boughs. Daphnes rarely need any pruning. An annual top dressing of leaf mold or well decomposed organic matter is beneficial.


Zones:

Zones various

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