This celebrated hybrid is notable for its green leaves with golden-yellow margins that fade to cream. Its deep-pink buds open to pale, pink-white blossoms in early spring and give off a sweet fragrance.
Noteworthy CharacteristicsThese shrubs are gems in the open woodland and shrub border, or for specimen planting. Daphnes have the reputation of being finicky and perishing without warning, but in general, they are beautiful, low-maintanence shrubs.
CareGrow in humusy, well-drained soil that does not dry out. Mulch to keep roots cool. Daphne do not like to moved, so choose a permanent location. Established shrubs can be maintained by pruning after flowering.
PropagationSow seed in a cold frame when fresh; take softwood cuttings in early summer and hardwood cuttings in late summer.
ProblemsSouthern blight, Verticillium wilt, crown and root rot, Botrytis twig blight, aphids, and scale.
- Genus : Daphne
- Plant Height : 3 to 6 feet
- Plant Width : 3 to 6 feet
- Zones : 4, 5, 6, 7
- Characteristics : Fragrant Flowers, Showy Foliage, Showy Fruit
- Bloom Time : Late Spring, Spring
- Maintenance : Low
- Moisture : Medium Moisture
- Light : Partial Shade
- Flower Color : Pink, White
- Plant Type : Shrubs
- Plant Seasonal Interest : Spring Interest