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

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

2 litre pot £34.99
available to order from spring 2018
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Buy Daphne × transatlantica Eternal Fragrance ('Blafra') (PBR) daphne: Beautifully scented flowers for a long period
<ul><li><b>Position:</b> full sun or partial shade<li><b>Soil:</b> moderately fertile, well-drained, humus-rich soil<li><b>Rate of growth:</b> slow-growing<li><b> Flowering period:</b> April to October<li><b>Hardiness:</b> fully hardy<br><br>This compact semi-evergreen daphne produces 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.<br><br><li><b>Garden care:</b> 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.</li></ul>
  • CAUTION toxic if eaten/skin & eye irritant

  • 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 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.

  • CAUTION toxic if eaten/skin & eye irritant
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Wonderful little plant

5

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.

Woodwalkermel

New Forest

Yes

Fragrant and evergreen

5

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

Charlie

Wiltshire

Yes

Patience needed

2

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.

forgotten

South Wales

Plant for the future

5

centrepiece for a raised bed adjacent to pond- will be even better as it grows bigger.

Garden gnome

Lincolnshire

Yes

Slow growing but very healthy

4

Planted in a mixed border, near to the front. Didnt do much for the first year then this year, year two, threw out new branches and many little flowers in late spring and again now, August. It is still only about a foot tall but is now getting established. If I knelt down, the perfume was magical. Im hoping that it grows as its a long way down at my age so I want the plant to meet me at least half way! It seems winter hardy, mind you it was extremely mild in the 2014/2015 winter.

Hertfordshire Dave

North Herts

Yes

Excellent Plant

4

A superb plant that's flowering well (mid May after planting) and looks very healthy.

Northern Man

N Yorkshire

Yes

Stunning Daphne

5

I am making a new garden and have put three Daphnes in a border and the most stunning by far is this one. At the moment it is compact and is still in bloom now (July) and showing no signs of fading. The Eternal Fragrance Daphne has smaller blooms than the others, but prettier, the leaves have a grey tone to them which blends beautifully with the blossom. The fragrance is sublime. It hasn't over-wintered yet so fingers crossed it doesn't let me down, I would be so upset if I lost it during the first winter. But I'm on the South coast so should be OK.

Procrastinator

Hove

Yes

Not as hardy as we had hoped

2

We have a lot of Daphne's in our garden of various types which grow well (they are a bit of an obsession). We bought this last October and planted in a boarder near our house - it really did not enjoy the cold winter and failed to thrive, such that it started to die off in the spring and despite intensive efforts to rescue was dead by the summer. In fairness Crocus refunded the price under their one year guarantee. I suspect this is a beautiful plant if it takes, but clearly needs care and attention - woudl be helpful to know what other have found works well as this is an expensive plant to fail

Newtoj

Surrey

No

DaphnextransatlanticaEternal Fragrance('Blafra') (PBR)

4.0 8

85.7

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

CJ

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?

Lotrov

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.

helen

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?

Brooky

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.

Helen

How far apart should Daphne Transatlantica be planted Kind Regards John

Johny

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

Georgina

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

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

Georgina

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

Crocus Helpdesk

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

Crocus Helpdesk

What soil does my Daphne need? Please could you tell me if the Daphne needs an acid soil?

Diane George

All Daphnes prefer humus-rich, well-drained soil that is slightly alkaline to slightly acid. They also like their roots to be kept cool so its a good idea to mulch around the base of the plant with leaf mould.

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