Daphne × transatlantica 'Summer Ice'

Daphne  × transatlantica 'Summer Ice'

Photo/Illustration: 
Courtesy of White Flower Farm
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(Daphne  × transatlantica 'Summer Ice')
DAF-nee ex tranz-at-LAN-tih-kah
Genus:  Daphne
This rounded shrub has leaves with white margins, and pale pink star-shaped flowers that bloom in the spring, fall, and sometimes in between.  The blossoms release an intoxicating fragrance. 
Noteworthy Characteristics:  Soft pink flowers with strong fragrance. Sap may irritate skin; all plant parts are toxic if ingested.
Care:  Site in a permanent location in sun or part shade and organically rich, well-drained soil that does not dry out. Mulch to keep roots cool.
Propagation:  Take softwood cuttings in early summer and hardwood cuttings in late summer.
Problems:  Aphids, scale insects, fasciation, Southern blight, tobacco ringspot virus, Verticillium wilt, rots, and Botrytis twig blight are all common.

Overview

Height
3 ft. to 6 ft.
Spread
3 ft. to 6 ft.
Growth Pace
Moderate Grower
Light
Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture
Medium Moisture
Maintenance
Low
Characteristics
Fragrant Flowers,
Showy Foliage
Bloom Time
Fall,
Late Spring,
Spring
Flower Color
Pink Flower
Foliage Color
Variegated Foliage
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Poisonous,
Specimen Plant/Focal Point
Seasonal Interest
Spring Interest
Type
Shrubs

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