Magnify glass

Daphne x transatlantica Eternal Fragrance Blafra

Sweet fragrance from flowers which keep coming from April through October

With its heady perfume and long flowering season, this recent introduction is ideal for smaller spaces. Handsome, narrow leaves are glossy green and the plant has a compact, but upright growth habit. The exquisitely scented flowers are carried in clusters from spring until autumn - the plant is aptly named. From pink buds, they open waxy white and the plant just keeps on flowering.

Where?

Choose your site carefully so that the scent from the flowers can be appreciated. A sunny border, sheltered from cold winds is best.

How?

Best in good well drained soil. Water occasionally in prolonged dry spells. Daphnes like cool roots so mulch around the base of the plant each spring and autumn with bark chippings.

Plant details


In depth plant information

Property Value
Plant type Ornamental shrub
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available March - September
Season of interest Spring, Summer
Flowering April - October
Evergreen Yes
Plant height 60 cm - 70 cm
Plant width 55 cm - 70 cm
Fragrant flowers Yes
Hazardous CAUTION Toxic if eaten,Skin irritant
Attracts bees No
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 20 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H4

Will perform best in these conditions

Property Value
Soil type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Light exposure Full sun, Part shade
Soil drainage Well drained, Medium
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole, with the top of the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year.

Planting site Cottage garden, Informal garden, Patio container, City garden, Courtyard garden, Flower border and beds, Banks and slopes

Typically available

From March to September