Evergreen shrub prized for beautiful rosy-pink flower buds that open to white, sweetly fragrant flowers. A great foundation plant where soil is well drained. Attractively variegated yellow margin to foliage.
Border, Container, Rock Garden, Seacoast Exposure, Woodland Garden. Daphne is ideal for north- and east-facing beds, against walls and around patio and deck edges, where its scent is enjoyed up close. As a specimen, its variegated leaves are good for lightening shade- garden plantings. Try in groups of three at corners and transitions from path to patio. Can even grow in well-drained containers.
A perfect light-shade garden plant dainty enough to go with most Azalea, Burgundy Lace Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum 'Burgundy Lace'), the tiny Bloodstone Thrift (Armeria maritima 'Bloodstone'), Fanal Astilbe (Astilbe x arendstii 'Fanal'), with its showy red plumes, Alaskan Fern (Polystichum setiferum) and Green Sheen Japanese Spurge (Pachysandra terminalis 'Green Sheen'), a groundcover with glossy green leaves
Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a tidy, neat appearance, shear annually to shape.