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Daphne × transatlantica 'Summer Ice'

Daphne × transatlantica 'Summer Ice' Photo/Illustration: Courtesy of White Flower Farm


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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: 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.
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
Foliage Color Variegated Foliage
Flower Color Pink Flower
Uses Beds and Borders, Poisonous, Specimen Plant/ Focal Point
Seasonal Interest Spring Interest, Summer Interest, Fall Interest
Type Shrubs

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