Fragrant daphne . . . a perfume delight
‘ Th‘ is is both the first and last daphne to flower in bloom each year in our ’’ garden.With
winter on the way we welcome the arrival of some of nature’s most fragrant of plants including Daphne Perfume Delight, a recent release daphne.
Indeed, this daphne has it all, with one of the sweetest fragrances and is prized for its profusion of especially large flowers which stretch all down the stem. The flowers are blush pink fading to white and with the stems covered in flowers they make a fantastic show and are a great choice for cutting and using indoors for their alluring fragrance.
Daphne Perfume Princess has been bred by Mark Jury in Taranaki and was released in New Zealand in 2015. It is the earliest of all daphnes to bloom and is the longest flowering.
The flowers are significantly larger than the comparable odora types. The flowering season is also a great deal longer.
“This is both the first and last daphne to flower in bloom each year in our garden,” says Mark.
The plant itself is noticeably more robust than other odoras too.
It is an excellent performer with upright and slightly spreading glossy evergreen foliage growing to 1.5 x 1m.
Plant these in either a sunny or partly shady spot near a pathway or window and the fragrance will stop you in your tracks. You could also plant into a pot or trough and position it where you want it when it is flowering. Remember to feed your daphne after flowering with a handful of Osmocote or camellia and azalea fertiliser and keep watered through any dry spells.
This week we are able to offer you some big, bushy and bursting into flower Daphne Perfume Princess plants. Perfect for the garden or in pots. So if you want some fab fragrance in your garden, get in quick as these big bushy plants won’t last long.
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