If you know Daphne odora 'Aureomarginata', you'll probably get a bit twitchy in January and February, as these plants stay stubbornly poised to bloom, just waiting for the weather to break a little. Sometimes they bloom as early as December, but it all depends if the weather is mild. The pink looking buds stay tantalisingly shut, just waiting for the right moment to open and bloom, and when they do, they really do symbolise that the days are getting longer and warmer and that springtime is getting closer.
A hardy compact evergreen shrub, Daphne are notoriously difficult to propagate, making new plants expensive, but they are well worth every penny. The handsome foliage is narrowly and irregularly edged in gold variegation, making it a good background plant out of flower, but really is one grown for the blooms and heady perfume. To appreciate the intoxicating scent in the garden, these are best planted towards the front of a sunny, sheltered border close to an entrance or path, maybe in a bed or border near to the front or back door of your home. Perhaps position in a Patio Planter that you can move next to where you walk when it is in bloom to really appreciate its beauty and fragrance. Lovely young plants, in-season just budding up, supplied in approx 1.5-2 Litre containers.
Customers should check whether plants are suitable for their homes and gardens before purchasing.
Plant Size and Appearance - Like all plants, the sizes will vary and are approximate. Where a height is given, this will include the pot. Images shown are for guidance only and show what can be expected as the plant matures. Plants supplied will vary as to the season, may have been pruned (as per good horticultural practice), and may be dormant in winter.
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