Daphne × transatlantica Eternal Fragrance ('Blafra') (PBR)

daphne

2 litre pot
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  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: moderately fertile, well-drained, humus-rich soil
  • Rate of growth: slow-growing
  • Flowering period: April to October
  • Flower colour: white from pink buds
  • Other features: all parts of the plant including the seed are highly toxic if ingested; contact with the sap may cause skin irritation; the flowers are followed by blackish-purple fruit
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    This compact semi-evergreen daphne produces flowers on new growth, which means that the flowers keep on coming throughout spring, summer and autumn. It is a cross between D. caucasica and D. sericea, and is still quite rare. Its highly scented flowers will fill the air with their heady scent, so plant it near an entrance or pathway so you can enjoy it to the full.

  • Garden care: Keep pruning to a minimum since the plant is very susceptible to die-back. Where necessary after flowering lightly trim back to remove misplaced branches and maintain a compact habit.

  • CAUTION toxic if eaten/skin irritant

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5.0

Stunning Daphne

By Procrastinator

from Hove

Pros

  • Accurate Instructions
  • Attractive
  • Fragrant
  • Gregreen Leaves
  • Greygreen Leaves
  • Healthy
  • Pretty
  • Versatile

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    Best Uses

    • Garden
    • Outdoors
    • Patio

    Comments about Crocus DaphnextransatlanticaEternal Fragrance('Blafra') (PBR):

    I am making a new garden and have put three Daphnes in a border and the most stunning by far is this one. At the moment it is compact and is still in bloom now (July) and showing no signs of fading. The Eternal Fragrance Daphne has smaller blooms than the others, but prettier, the leaves have a grey tone to them which blends beautifully with the blossom. The fragrance is sublime. It hasn't over-wintered yet so fingers crossed it doesn't let me down, I would be so upset if I lost it during the first winter. But I'm on the South coast so should be OK.

    • Your Gardening Experience:
    • Experienced

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    2.0

    Not as hardy as we had hoped

    By Newtoj

    from Surrey

    Pros

      Cons

      • Difficult To Grow

      Best Uses

        Comments about Crocus DaphnextransatlanticaEternal Fragrance('Blafra') (PBR):

        We have a lot of Daphne's in our garden of various types which grow well (they are a bit of an obsession). We bought this last October and planted in a boarder near our house - it really did not enjoy the cold winter and failed to thrive, such that it started to die off in the spring and despite intensive efforts to rescue was dead by the summer. In fairness Crocus refunded the price under their one year guarantee. I suspect this is a beautiful plant if it takes, but clearly needs care and attention - woudl be helpful to know what other have found works well as this is an expensive plant to fail

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        Daphnes - capricious creatures with charisma

        Daphnes need a tender touch and they are rarely, if ever, pruned. They also have an annoying habit of suddenly fading away in full glory, yet they are still worth growing, for the heady scent of their flowers are completely intoxicating. The earliest to f

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        Daphnes

        Daphnes are highly scented and those that flower in late-spring and early summer are among the easiest to grow. If you haven’t grown a daphne before, opt for Daphne odora ‘Aureomarginata’. This will produce a low-growing, wide evergreen mound (roughly a

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