Light Needs:
Light needs: Partial Sun
Partial to full sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Moderate
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Average Landscape Size:
Average Landscape Size
Moderate growth to 3 feet tall and 4 feet wide.
Key Feature:
Key Feature
Fragrant
Blooms:
Flowering Time
Spring, reblooming in fall
Landscape Uses:
Landscape Uses
Botanical Pronunciation:DAF-nay
Plant type:Shrub
Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
Growth rate:Moderate
Average landscape size:Moderate growth to 3 feet tall and 4 feet wide.
Special features:Attracts Hummingbirds
Foliage color:Variegated
Blooms:Spring, reblooming in fall
Flower color:Pink
Flower attributesFragrant
Garden styleAsian/Zen, Cottage
Design IdeasIdeally sized shrub for a wide range of applications. Perfectly tailored to foundation beds where floral fragrance is enjoyed at entries and windows. Add to the back of the perennial border for bright accent. Exceptional in small city gardens where just a few plants are allowed and therefore must be the best. Well adapted to the partially sunny conditions at the edge of large old shade tree canopies. An essenial in the Southern and Victorian garden.
Companion PlantsBlend daphne with small yet beautiful shrubs such as White Gem Gardenia, (Gardenia jasminoides 'White Gem'), Black and Blue Sage, (Salvia gargantica 'Black and Blue'), Gold Flower Hydrangea, (Hydrangea macrophylla 'Hymmadiii') and George L. Taber Azalea, (Azalea 'George L' Taber').
Care Information
Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Provide well drained soil, rich in organic matter. Feed with an acid fertilizer after bloom. Keep roots cool with a thick layer of mulch.
Light Needs:
Light needs: Partial Sun
Partial to full sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Moderate
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
History:
This variety is one of the Burkwood hybrids, which resulted from the cross of Daphne cneorum and D. caucasica.
Lore:
Daphne was named for a naiad nymph Daphne, faned lover of Apollo in Greek mythology..