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Daphne 'Eternal Fragrance'

full sun
part shade
dry
frost hardy
height 60
spread 90cm

Daphne ‘Eternal Fragrance’ comes from more than thirty years of research and development by renowned plant breeder, Robin White (UK). It not only produces tight clusters at the tips of green foliage in a strong flush of white in Spring, it also continues to spot flower throughout the warmer months. ‘Eternal Fragrance’ has an exquisite fragrance as Daphne lovers will be familiar with from the common Daphne odora species. 'Eternal Fragrance' is frost hardy, and both heat and dry tolerant. This Daphne performs in sunny sites without scorching. 'Eternal Fragrance' is also tolerant of both alkaline and acidic soils, unlike other Daphnes which are traditionally pH sensitive. Plant it alongside its sister 'Spring Pink Eternal Fragrance' for a colour contrast when in bloom

Daphne 'Eternal Fragrance' requires a sunny to a lightly shaded site in most soil types as long as it is well draining. Daphnes do not like to 'sit' in water which encourages root rot. 'Eternal Fragrance' is best grown in moist, fertile soils. For optimum results, lightly prune and feed in summer with a slow release fertiliser to maintain shape and vigour. Will tolerate both slightly alkaline to acid soils making this a truly unique daphne variety for the Australian environment. As the variety is semi-deciduous, the evergreen foliage may incur some leaf drop when subjected to very low temperatures but once the warmer weather arrives will flush with new foliage, covering any unsightliness. Conversely it has survived temperatures of up to 40°C in trials in Australia. CAUTION - Harmful if eaten. Skin/eye irritant.

• Large containers • Small gardens, patios and courtyards • Mass plant for perfumed borders • Underplant beneath open canopy trees • Low light, difficult sites • Feature specimen around rockeries or water features • Perfect companion to Daphne 'Spring Pink Eternal Fragrance'

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