Growing guide

How to grow daphnes

These shrubs are renowned for their richly fragrant flowers. Particularly prized are those that waft their heady scent across the garden in late winter or early spring, when little else dares to bloom. There are many species, for sun or shade, so there are choices to suit most locations.

Quick facts

  • Small or medium-size shrubs
  • Clusters of fragrant pink, white or yellow flowers
  • Flowers in various seasons, depending on species
  • Most are evergreen or semi-evergreen
  • Plant in spring
  • Most are hardy, all like a warm, sheltered spot
  • Generally prefer light shade

All you need to know

Before you get started
Ongoing care
Pruning and training
While we think all this information will be helpful to you, we always recommend to read the instruction labels on your plants.

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