• Eventual height: 1.5m
  • Eventual spread: 1m

Daphne Perfume Princess ('Dapjur01') (PBR)

daphne

1.5 litre pot £36.99 £32.99
PL30003134
£36.99 £32.99
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  • Position: Full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: Moderately fertile, moist but well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: Slow
  • Flowering period: January to March
  • Hardiness: Borderline hardy (may need winter protection)


This great hybrid has larger flowers than many of its contemporaries, and their scent is divine! They form in clusters in the leaf axils along the length of the stems, so when in bloom they really put on a great show, and if a stem is cut for the vase, it will fill the room with their perfume. Mainly evergreen, the leaves are lustrous and green, so will add structure and form all through the year. It's perfect for a partially shady border, or a woodland garden.


  • Garden care:
    Daphnes do best, and prefer to be in the ground (rather than in containers), where they enjoy a deeper, cooler root run. Best in well-drained but moisture-retentive soil that contains plenty of organic matter, they won’t tolerate drought or waterlogging. Avoid excessive root disturbance during planting and keep pruning to a minimum since the plant is susceptible to die-back. Where necessary after flowering, lightly trim to remove misplaced branches in order to maintain a compact habit. Shelter from cold, drying winds. Cold hardiness can be improved by insulating the roots and soil surface with a thick (2in) layer of mulch and protecting foliage from severe or prolonged frost with a covering of horticultural fleece.
    • Humans/Pets: TOXIC if eaten; skin irritant
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