• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate growth to 3 feet tall and 4 feet wide.
    Key Feature:
    Fragrant flowers
    Spring, reblooming in fall
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:DAF-nay
    Plant type:Shrub
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate growth to 3 feet tall and 4 feet wide.
    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 essential 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
    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:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
  • History & Lore
    This variety is one of the Burkwood hybrids, which resulted from the cross of Daphne cneorum and D. caucasica.
    Daphne was named for a naiad nymph Daphne, faned lover of Apollo in Greek mythology..