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Other common names
daphne [Eternal Fragrance]
Daphne × collina 'Eternal Fragrance' Daphne 'Eternal Fragrance'
Daphne can be deciduous or evergreen shrubs with small, usually very fragrant tubular, 4-lobed flowers, often followed by colourful berries
Eternal Fragrance is a compact semi-evergreen shrub with dark green leaves. It produces pink-flushed, highly fragrant flowers from April to October
Toxicity All parts are toxic if ingested and contact with the sap may cause skin irritation
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or West-facing or East-facing
MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained
SoilSand, Clay, Chalk, Loam
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Grow in moderately fertile, slightly acid to slightly alkaline, humus-rich, well-drained but not dry soil in sun or partial shade. Mulch to keep roots cool. Daphnes resent transplanting. Further daphne cultivation advice
Cultivars are grafted by whip grafting in late winter. They can be propagated by semi-ripe heel cuttings in mid- to late summer. Cultivars will not come true from seed
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds
City & Courtyard Gardens Cottage & Informal Garden Gravel Garden Rock Garden
Pruning Pruning group 1 or pruning group 8; keep pruning to a minimum
Pests Aphids and scale insects may be troublesome
They can be prone to establishment problems, leaf browning if grown in frost pockets or exposed situations and waterlogging. They may suffer from honey fungus, Phytophthora root rot, fungal leaf spot and virus diseases. Nutrient deficiency could be a problem if grown on strongly alkaline soils
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daphne [Eternal Fragrance]
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