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Variegated Winter Daphne

Daphne odora 'Aureo-marginata'

SKU
03152
Beautiful rosy-pink flower buds that open to white, sweetly fragrant flowers in winter and early spring. Attractive yellow-margined, variegated foliage. A great foundation plant for dappled shade gardens. Locate against a wall or near a patio or deck where its fragrance can be appreciated. Evergreen.
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Filtered sun, Partial shade

Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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Botanical PronunciationDAF-nay oh-DOR-uh AW-ree-o mar-jeh-NAH-tuh
LoreDaphne is named for a female figure in Greek mythology.
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 3 to 4 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeEarly Spring
Design IdeasDaphne is ideal for north- and east-facing beds, against walls and around patio and deck edges, where its scent is enjoyed up close. As a specimen, its variegated leaves are good for lightening shade- garden plantings. Try in groups of three at corners and transitions from path to patio. Can even grow in well-drained containers.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeFragrant, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorVariegated
Garden StyleCottage, Rustic
Growth HabitRound
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Hedge, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Specimen, Woodland Garden, Cutting Garden, Coastal Exposure, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFiltered sun, Partial shade
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Year-round Interest
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Companion PlantsJapanese Maple (Acer); Azalea (Azalea); Astilbe (Astilbe); Heath (Erica); Camellia (Camellia)

Requires prepared soil with exceptional drainage. Mulch to keep roots cool. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a formal appearance, prune after flowering to shape.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 7-9

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