Daphne Marianni®

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Superb shade shrub that boasts waxy, variegated leaves, the Daphne Marianni® Flowering Shrub (Daphne odora 'Rogbret') will wow you with its impressive looks! A heat-tolerant broadleaf evergreen shrub, Marianni® can't help being beautiful. Fragrant pinky-purple flowers bloom in early spring from darker pink buds and attract loads of pollinators to your garden!

Cunning creamy yellow edges run along the margins of each glossy deep green leaf for a big impact. This Daphne variety holds its leaves densely and in a nice round shape as it grows into a sweet, tidy ball with minimal pruning. The leaves look fantastic when the round flower clusters of pink buds burst open into lighter pink, sweetly fragrant four-petaled blossoms!

Southern and West Coast homeowners, rejoice! You can plant as a rounded broadleaved evergreen and enjoy it year around. Or, use Marianni® as an annual in Zones 2 - 5 containers as large thrillers! Beautifully lustrous leaves remain evergreen throughout USDA growing zones 6 to 10 as long as the temperature remains above zero degrees in wintertime. Otherwise, it will behave like a deciduous plant, the leaves will drop and reappear in springtime!

Planting and Application:

Use this eye-catching shrub as a single specimen, or plant multiples in a gentle curve to highlight a special garden bed. This shrub is excellent when paired with Camellias and other shade plants. Use them as cunning modern foundation plants. Decorate patios with a wonderfully fresh, fruity-floral scent!

Shady shrub borders need these year-round green superstars! Use this mid-sized 3-4 foot ball of color in mixed borders or as a standout accent row that adds property definition and screening all year long! Groups or rows of these lovelies add year-round interest and texture to garden beds and borders without any work from you!

Container gardens need a special standout plant to act as a "thriller". Plant in high-profile areas where the evergreen foliage will add delight to your landscape, and the intoxicating scent offers a wonderful welcome. Try a pair flanking your front door, or run a short hedge of them along your walkway.

  • Fragrant Pink Waxy Flowers
  • Gorgeous White & Green Foliage
  • Year-Round Broad-Leaved Evergreen Shrub
  • Shade Gardens & Container Gardening
  • Long Lasting Flowers, Low Hedges & Screening, Rounded Specimens

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Growing fantastic in full shade and partial/dappled shade gardens, Daphne needs well-draining soils. Support the roots with Nature Hills Root Booster and an application of phosphorus-rich bone meal. Like Azaleas, you'll want to plant the root ball high, keeping an inch or two of the nursery soil showing. Pull a 3-4 inch layer of wood mulch up and over to cover. Pull it back so that it doesn't touch the stems.

Provide new plants with consistent moderate moisture, but established plants can handle less watering except in prolonged drought. Daphne can easily get overwatered so, use the "Finger Test" to determine when to water. 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.

  • Full Shade & Partial Shade Tolerant!
  • Moderate, Regular Moisture Needs
  • Requires Very Well-Drained Soils
  • Prune Immediately After Flowering
  • Deer Seldom Bother It

Enjoy the amazing fragrance of these long-blooming evergreen shrubs. You'll be so glad to experience their charm! Order your own Daphne Marianni® ornamental flowering shrub today from NatureHills.com!

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

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
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
Size Volume
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
Size Volume
#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
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 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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Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

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0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Daphne Marianni® Is Suited to Grow in Zones 6-10
Growing Zones 6-10
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Daphne odora 'Rogbret'
Type Broad-Leaved Evergreen
Mature Height 3 - 4 feet
Mature Spread 3 feet
Sun Exposure Full Shade, Partial Shade
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Low Once Established
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Purplish-Pink
Foliage Color Cream, Yellow & Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time After Flowering