Variegated Winter Daphne
Daphne odora 'Aureo-marginata'
Filtered sun, Partial shade
Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
|Botanical Pronunciation||DAF-nay oh-DOR-uh AW-ree-o mar-jeh-NAH-tuh|
|Lore||Daphne is named for a female figure in Greek mythology.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate growing; reaches 3 to 4 ft. tall and wide.|
|Bloom Time||Early Spring|
|Design Ideas||Daphne 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.|
|Flower Attribute||Fragrant, Showy Flowers|
|Garden Style||Cottage, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Border, Hedge, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Specimen, Woodland Garden, Cutting Garden, Coastal Exposure, Urban Garden|
|Light Needs||Filtered sun, Partial shade|
|Soil Needs||Tree & Shrub Food|
|Special Feature||Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Year-round Interest|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.|
|Key Feature||Fragrant Spring Flowers|
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