Daphne × transatlantica Eternal Fragrance ('Blafra') (PBR)

1.5 litre pot £34.99
available to order from late spring
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Buy Daphne × transatlantica Eternal Fragrance ('Blafra') (PBR) daphne: Beautifully scented flowers for a long period

  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: moderately fertile, well-drained, humus-rich soil
  • Rate of growth: slow-growing
  • Flowering period: April to October
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    This compact semi-evergreen daphne produces pink-flushed flowers on new growth, which means that the flowers keep on coming throughout spring, summer and autumn. It is a cross between D. caucasica and D. sericea, and is still quite rare. Its highly scented flowers will fill the air with their heady scent, so plant it near an entrance or pathway so you can enjoy it to the full.

  • Garden care: Keep pruning to a minimum since the plant is very susceptible to die-back. Where necessary after flowering lightly trim back to remove misplaced branches and maintain a compact habit.

  • Humans/Pets: TOXIC if eaten; skin irritant

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I brought this plant as a rememberance plant for my gran ddaughter. Unfortunately I chose the wrong spot in the garden it did not survive last winter. My fault The plant was healthy when arrived and I am sure would have looked lovely May have survived if I had used fleece but as they say gardening is one big learning curve.




Dampness transatlantic a eternal frasgrance


This plant has flowered in both Spring and Autumn, it has a beautiful perfume and is compact enough for a small garden




a doorstep beauty


A delicate looking small evergreen shrub whose appearance belies its hardiness. It's planted in a smallish container, on our doorstep, lined with half inch thick sheets of polystyrene to help protect the roots from the piercing winter cold in our northerly area. I It is thriving!


County Durham


Highly recommend


Had loads of flowers late summer. Got through a wet and mild winter but survived a couple of light frosts uncovered. Growing really well with loads of buds on now (February).


New Forest


Smells divine!


I've got mine in a large pot. This is now its second year, and it is healthy with dense growth. The flowers smell divine. They do appear sparsely all year, but full of flowers in late spring.

A gardener



Great value


I wanted to replace a boring shrub and this came up trumps. After planting it established itself quickly and then flowered almost all summer with beautiful little fragrant flowers.


South Devon


I would not buy this product again as it died after few week


Died after few weeks did everythnk as instructed very disappointed




Wonderful little plant


I love Daphnes: the scent is out of this world. I was worried about buying this one since I garden on New Forest clay, and they don't like having wet feet in the Winter. After some careful planting, this gorgeous little plant over-wintered fine, and is already producing many fragrant flowers in April. They are such a pretty blush pink that I am quite smitten. I think that paying extra for a bigger plant is a good investment, and I am delighted that I took a risk on this particular variety. I really recommend it.


New Forest


Fragrant and evergreen


It's smaller than the traditional daphne tangutica, which is good whenyou are tight for space in the border.




Patience needed


This plant has not grown a single inch, but, as you said it would be 'very slow growing'. It has not flowered, and looks exactly the same now in December as it did when it arrived. I just assume that it will do something next year! It has been appropriately planted, fed and watered.


South Wales


3.9 15


When is the best time to plant the Daphne transatlantica eternal fragrance shrub in the garden? Thanks.


This is a fully hardy shrub, so it can be planted out at any time of the year - provided the ground is not frozen or waterlogged. For more information, please click on the link below to view our 'When to plant' video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nEkSggFJMdE&t=18s


This shrub didn't look particularly happy on arrival earlier in summer. I planted it in a sheltered bed in part shade but it has not grown or flowered. I now notice that the leaves are becoming lacey with little holes all over. Please advise how I can save it!


It sounds as though your daphne is being eaten, but it is difficult to tell what could be the culprit from your description. Therefore, perhaps you could contact our customer services team wit some photos of the plant (ie close ups of the foliage and general growing conditions) and your order reference number, and we can look into it for you.


In the advice you offer concerning container grown daphne translantica Eternal Fragrance you stress the need to plant it in a deep pot. When looking for such a pot may I ask how deep is deep before I buy?

Easygoing earthworm

Hello, I'm afraid there are no hard and fast rules as it will depend on the plants age.


Hi Is Daphne × transatlantica Eternal Fragrance suitable for growing in a container? If so, are there any special precautions?


Hello there Daphnes don't always do that well in containers as they are deep rooted plants and don't like being waterlogged. However if haven't got a suitable spot to grow it in the garden, then I would plant it in a deep pot with a mixture of John Innes No3, multipurpose compost and coarse sharp sand to aid drainage. But make sure that in the summer the pot doesn't dry out, so place it in a area where the it won't be baked. Hope this helps.

Should I deadhead my daphne eternal fragrance? If so, how much should I cut back?


Hello, All you need to do is to pick off the individual flowers as they fade, however you will find that they tend to drop of naturally anyway.


I have just been given (on request) a Daphne 'Eternal Fragrance' and having read the review am anxious to get it right! Should I plant it out and give it winter protection (would be a bit exposed) or overwinter in a cool greenhouse?


Hello, Daphnes do have a reputation for being temperamental, so I would not necessarily recommend them for a novice gardener and it is important to find the right spot for them. They resent being moved about and like a cool root run with freely-draining but not dry soil with a slightly alkaline to slightly acidic pH. They are however fully hardy, so I would recommend planting it outside in a sunny or partially shaded position.


How far apart should Daphne Transatlantica be planted Kind Regards John


Hello John I would plant them so that they have enough space to grow to their mature size which is approx 90cm x 90cm, without having to prune, shape, or move as Daphnes do not respond well to pruning, and will often suffer die-back, and dislike being moved. Hope this helps


Please advise overwintering for a newly planted Daphne would a conservatory or unheated greenhouse be best. Many thanks Joyce.


Hello there This Daphne is fully hardy so normally wouldn't need protection if it is planted in the garden, but from your question your Daphne must be in a container. Daphnes are not always successful in pots as they are deep rooted and they don't like getting waterlogged. If your garden is sheltered I would leave it outside and protect the pot/roots with a frost protection fleece. Also make sure there is good drainage in the pot, potted Daphes are best in a deep container with a mixture of John Innes No 3, multipurpose compost and coarse sharp sand. Hope this helps


Winter flowering shrubs and climbers to plant with new hedge Hello, I have newly planted a hedge (made up from Hornbeam, Rosa rugosa, Blackthorn, Cornus, Hawthorn and Hazel) about 50ft long. I have been told that if I was to plant amongst the hedge some winter flowering Clematis such as 'Wisley Cream' it would give some nice colour these bleak winter months when the hedge is bare of foliage. The hedge is south facing and although the ground is ???good??? heavy Cambridgeshire clay the hedge has been planted in a trench back filled with leaf mulch, chipped wood and spent peat. Although I have said about in-planting Clematis in the hedge, I am open to other plant suggestions if you have any. Regards Terry

Terry Allum

Hello Terry, If you click on the following link it will take you to all our winter flowering climbers - of which the Jasminum is tougher and more like a shrub. http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/climbers/plcid.15/vid.204/ Alternatively, this link will take you to all our winter flowering shrubs. http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/shrubs/plcid.1/vid.204/ I hope this helps. Helen Plant Doctor

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What evergreen shub would you recommend? I wonder if you would be good enough to recommend some low(ish) growing, flowering, evergreen shrubs to grow in full sun for part of the day with well drained clay type soil. Kind regards. Keith

keith waters

Hello Keith, There are several lovely plants which spring to mind including Daphne, Hypericum, Rhododendron (the smaller cultivars) and Hebe. I hope this helps. Helen Plant Doctor

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