Eternal Fragrance Daphne
Long-Lasting Blooms Eternal Fragrance Daphne
- Extraordinarily Long-Lived Flowers Last for Months
- Luscious Fragrance
- Pink-Blushed Flowers in Spring
- Often Reblooms Through Summer
- Tiny Flowers are Held in Clusters on Tips of Branches
- Excellent Choice for Butterflies, Beneficial Pollinators and Hummingbirds
- Tidy, Rounded Form
- Dark Green, Gleaming Foliage is Densely Held
- Versatile Small Shrub
- Semi-Evergreen Retains Leaves in Warmer Climates
- Fine-Textured Foliage
- Does Well in Full Sun or Partial Shade
- Deer Tend to Leave it Alone
- Disease Resistant
- Use in Containers with Great Drainage
- No Need to "Baby" This Durable Shrub
Compact plants that give a lot, but require little care are worth their weight in gold. Eternal Fragrance Daphne (Daphne x transatlantica 'BLAFRA' PP #18,361) is definitely on that list.
Fall in love with the outstanding fragrance that lasts for months and months in spring to summer. Pretty clusters of petite blossoms open at the end of the branches for a showy, scented display.
A wonderfully fragrant plant, Eternal Fragrance Daphne is the longest blooming of the Daphne and grows quite happily in dappled sunlight.
Exquisitely fresh, sweet-n-spicy, slightly fruity fragrance of Daphne blooms attract jewel-toned hummingbirds and butterflies. Do your part to support the nectar needs of beneficial pollinators. Eternal Fragrance Daphne makes it easy!
Enjoy the main flush of diminutive bloom clusters in spring through early summer. But watch for blooms to keep coming throughout the season.
Best to enjoy them on the bush, rather than as cut flowers. You'd hate to miss any of the subsequent sporadic blooms from the branches.
This Daphne variety holds its leaves densely. However, the slender leaf shape reads as fine-textured in the landscape. The rounded shape grows into a sweet, tidy ball with minimal pruning.
Beautifully lustrous leaves remain evergreen as long as the temperature remains above zero degrees in wintertime. Otherwise, they'll drop and reappear in springtime.
Eternal Fragrance Daphne actually does well with a little "benign neglect." Don't overwater it, or plant in overly rich soils.
You'll be grateful for the experience to live with such an attractive, scented plant. Order our expertly grown Eternal Fragrance Daphne for your landscape today!
How to Use Eternal Fragrance Daphne in the Landscape
Plant in high-profile areas, where the intoxicating scent offers a wonderful welcome. Try a pair flanking your front door, or run a short hedge of them along your walkway.
Space two feet apart on center for a solid screen. You'll measure from the center of one to the center of the next.
Use them as cunning modern foundation plants. Decorate patios with a wonderfully fresh, fruity-floral scent.
Plant them on slopes as a mass-planting. Vary the spacing from two to five feet for a natural, informal look.
Wherever you use them, keep your camera handy to capture your charming hummingbird visitors. Beneficial pollinators love them, too.
Add Eternal Fragrance Daphne near your Victory Garden to encourage larger yields from your veggie patch and fruiting trees. A short row will dress up the "company-side" of your Kitchen Garden.
Try them in containers, but only if you drill extra drainage holes and amend the mix with pathway bark. They simply won't tolerate sitting in wet soil.
#ProPlantTips for Care
Site your Eternal Fragrance Daphne carefully. It resents being moved or repotted.
It does love a bit of shade from noon onward, especially in the warmer zones. Give them at least four hours of direct sunlight a day. Bright morning sun is best.
Drainage is the most important consideration for a successful Daphne. If you live with sandy soil, you'll likely be fine. It's when your garden soil retains water for a long time that presents a problem.
Daphne must have well-drained soil, especially in inland areas that receive good rainfall. Elevate your planting in a mound of additional soil 18 inches by three feet wide.
Create a sharp-draining soil mix by amending clay soils with organic soil conditioner and gritty, all-purpose sand. Support the roots with Nature Hills Root Booster and an application of phosphorus-rich bone meal, following instructions on the label.
Like Azaleas, you'll want to plant the root ball high, keeping an inch or two of the nursery soil showing. Pull a layer of wood mulch up and over to cover. Pull it back so that it doesn't touch the stems.
Prune after the first main flush of flowers is finished to shape, as needed. Keep it smaller at that time with tip-pruning back to an outward-facing bud.
Daphne can easily get overwatered. During the first season, use the "Finger Test" to determine when to water.
Poke your finger into the ground near the roots. If it is moist, skip watering. If it is nearly dry, saturate the soil around your plant to establish a deep, extensive root system. Then, let it dry back out again.
Container-grown plants need a big, deep pot filled with a sharp-drained, chunky planting mix. Water as needed, and allow to drain completely. Please don't use saucers under outdoor containers; rather, elevate the container with bricks or pot feet.
In warmer climates, the leaves remain on the shrub. In colder zones, it will behave as a deciduous plant.
Enjoy the amazing fragrance of these long-blooming semi-evergreen shrubs. You'll be so glad to experience their charm.
Place your order for our high-end plant materials. Start your love affair by ordering your Eternal Fragrance Daphne now.
Buying Options for Plants
Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.
Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!
Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.
- Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
- Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.
Nature Hills Container Size by Volume
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|Sprinter Pot||Equal to||.63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Ranges from||.31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume|
|6" Container||Equal to||1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume|
|1 Quart||Equal to||1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume|
|5.5" Container||Equal to||1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x5"||Ranges from||.8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x6"||Ranges from||1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x9"||Ranges from||1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x10"||Ranges from||1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old|
|2 Quart||Equal to||2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume|
|#1 Container||Ranges from||2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume|
|5"x5"x12"||Equal to||3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 2 - 4 Years Old|
|#2 Container||Ranges from||1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume|
|#3 Container||Ranges from||2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 3 - 5 Years Old|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume|
|#7 Container||Ranges from||5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume|
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|Botanical Name||Daphne x transatlantica 'BLAFRA'|
|Mature Height||2 - 3 feet|
|Mature Spread||2 - 3 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun, Partial Shade|
|Soil Type||Well Drained|
|When To Prune||After Flowering|