Which daphne plant has the strongest scent?

Daphne Perfume Princess is a brand new variety that is taking the gardening world by storm, and will quite possibly over take all other Daphne varieties as the most fragrant on the planet.

Which is the easiest daphne to grow?

Above: Daphnes considered easiest to grow are ‘Jacqueline Postill’ and ‘Aureomarginata’. Daphne does have a reputation for being tricky and will show its displeasure by dying.

Does daphne prefer sun or shade?

Daphne need a neutral to slightly alkaline soil, if it is sandy add organic matter. A heavy clay soil may not be ideal and the most tolerant of clay soil are Daphne laureola and D. Mezereum. All Daphnes will do best in a sheltered spot with sun, although D laureola will tolerate shade.

Does Daphne like full sun?

Light. While some varieties of Daphne do fine in full sun, most will bloom best in part shade conditions. Those varieties grown mostly for their variegated leaves will display well even in relatively shady conditions, though the flowering will be reduced.

What do Daphne’s smell like?

Daphnes have a sweet and spicy fragrance that is strong, but not sickly. So it’s not a scent that you’ll tire of easily! Daphne Perfume Princess™ has a citrus undertone, so it adds that extra bit of interest to differentiate it from other varieties.

Do daphnes do well in pots?

Daphne are only suited for growing in deep containers because they need room for their roots to spread. We would advise only planting them in the open ground.

Do daphnes need acid soil?

A neutral soil (neither alkaline or acidic) will suit all Daphne shrubs. Their root structure, although extensive is easily damaged so they do not transplant well at all. Get the position and available space for this shrub correct when you plant it and leave it there.

What plants go well with daphne?

Daphne looks good planted in a mixed shrub border or with tall growing perennials such as peonies and baptisia. You can also plant daphne near walkways, windows and patios to enjoy the sweet fragrance in spring.

Are daphnes Hardy?

It is hardy down to -10° / 14°F and is evergreen. A particularly good variety is Daphne odora Aureomarginata which has glossy green leaves with golden edges.

Can daphne be grown in containers?

Smaller species of daphne can be grown successfully in containers if you pay attention to adding plenty of drainage and choose a pot deep enough to accommodate the roots.

What conditions do Daphne like?

Daphne prefers soil that is high in organic matter and absent of lime (they do not like alkaline soil with high pH, their preference is neutral soil). Find a shady spot with moist, well-drained soil, this is critical as they dislike wet feet.

Categories: Blog