Daphne Perfume Princess

Daphne Perfume Princess™ is the earliest and longest flowering daphne ever bred – from mid winter to late spring. It covers itself with an astonishing profusion of large blush-pink flowers, not just at each branch tip, but also along each stem. Perfume Princess has that unmistakable, blissful daphne fragrance on a bush that’s a great shape with attractive deep evergreen foliage. To top it all off, this daphne is not fussy and will grow almost anywhere and anyhow.

FLOWERS & FOLIAGE FLOWERS & FOLIAGE

Masses of pink flowers are four times larger than a traditional daphne, with added clusters on the stems of mature plants. Flowering mid winter to late spring, there are also spot flowers in summer: a highly fragrant daphne with a citrus undertone.

PLANTING TIPS PLANTING TIPS

This daphne isn’t fussy, growing almost anywhere, tolerating cold and hot climates. It’ll grow in any soil but prefers soils that are slightly acid and free draining. If planting in a pot, use a large one and fill it with quality potting mix.

WAYS TO USE THEM WAYS TO USE THEM

Pop the Princess in a pot near the door so the fragrance can greet you. Plant it as an evergreen hedge along the path for year round structure and a seasonal fragrant hit. Tuck it beside a garden seat to create a mid-winter perfumed retreat.

SHAPE & SIZE SHAPE & SIZE

Daphne Perfume Princess will grow into a dense upright bush, taking up roughly a square metre once established. There’s no need to prune, but if you do shape the plant, do it just after flowering to promote lots of fresh growth.

FOOD & WATER FOOD & WATER

This daphne’s thirst is light to moderate so infrequent watering is best. It’s a good idea to apply a slow release fertiliser after flowering to boost growth and next season’s flowers: toss one to two handfuls around the base of each plant.

PESTS & DISEASE PESTS & DISEASE

Daphne Perfume Princess has good disease resistance, which is one of the reasons why it grows so easily into a robust specimen. As for insect pests, it may suffer the odd aphid or scale infestation: treat plants only if they’re affected.

Landscaper tips

  • Daphne Perfume Princess™ is a showy choice for containers positioned beside an entrance.
  • This is a robust daphne that can be shaped into a loose or clipped hedge.
  • As a hedge, use it to run alongside paths both to direct foot-traffic and offer a fabulous winter-spring scented show.
  • Add it to large planters in public settings to add a punch of fragrance to the air.

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