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

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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 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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    Very happy customer


    Should be planted in an area of the garden where one can get full enjoyment of the lovely perfume.

    Brown fingers

    South west


    Little beauty


    This daphne is really lovely. Scent is gorgeous. Flowers are in tiny clusters that have an understated elegance about them. I am sure it has been flowering almost constantly throughout the year in my South-facing garden. It was quite small on arrival but patience has been rewarded. I loved it so I ordered another one last year.




    I am very happy with this plant


    I bought this plant in the spring of 2020 and planted it in a container on my patio,it is well established and is approximately five times the size now. It has a beautiful scent when in flower.




    Good plant but small


    Good plant but maybe I should have ordered a larger one. It looks good, only small, say 200mm high. No doubt over time it will grow.


    Ashby de la Zouch


    Gorgeous dean France, high quality plants


    Another plants for my mixed border, For all year round interest and colour.


    Lymington, Hampshire.


    Recommended by a friend


    I have to say I was surprised at how small the plant was when it arrived. It has grown well but I would go for the daphne odora aureomarginata over this one.




    Wonderful scent


    Despite their reputation as being slow growers, my Daphne has nearly doubled in size in 10 months. It coped well with the vagaries of summer 2019 weather and bloomed beautifully - and the scent is divine. I bought two and gave one to a friend - his is planted in the garden and is doing equally well.




    Very Fragrant


    Placed in front garden border and hopefully will grow to a decent size in 2/3 years, fantastic fragrance!




    Very few flowers


    I planted this in a pot outside in March. It flowered once in April or May and since then hasn't flowered again. It is in a sunny position and I have kept it watered with rain water. It looks very healthy but why so few flowers?


    SW London


    Slow to establish


    This is lovely but, it seems, a little delicate. It has survived a fence panel falling on it, though that deprived it of a few branches, and it is still looking good in this wet season. I am hoping that, in time, it will grow bushier and stronger.





    4.0 19


    can this be planted in containers


    Hello, Yes, this tends to do very well in pots provided they are kept well fed and watered.


    I am hoping that this Daphne would work well as an edging plant, dividing a patio area and a lawn, 2ms in length. Would you recommend this? How best to prepare the soil and what happens during winter? How many plants would I need? Facing south/west in sun. Wanting an hardy compact evergreen that flowers.


    Hello, If planted at 30-45cm intervals, this would make a lovely, low informal hedge, however daphnes are sometimes fussy, so it is important to make sure you have the right conditions for it. They are happiest in a reasonably sunny spot, which gets protection from the sun during the hottest part of the day. The soil should be good relatively freely draining, but with lots of composted organic matter dug through. These plants are great because they tend to hold onto some of their leaves in winter, but once established they will also flower for months on end.They are however slow-growing, so you will need to be patient.


    Hello. Will this Daphne grow in a pot? Can I put 2 in one pot and if so, what is the maximum size and growing medium you would recommend.


    Hello there This is a lovely daphne but they are not always successful grown in pots. Daphnes are deep rooted so if you are going to grow in a pot then I would choose a deep pot, and use a John Innes soil no3 compost, with grit or course sand to aid drainage, and only one plant per container. Hope this helps.

    Hello Can you please tell me if I can plant a 10cm pot 'Daphne x Transatlantica Eternal Fragrance' into a raised bed outside immediately (May) or does it have to be grown indoors first? Any advice much appreciated. Valerie


    Hello there Spring is the best time to plant daphnes and this one is fully hardy, so it can be planted outside now. Hope this helps.

    Hi I am looking for some small shrubs for the border under my front window. It is east facing and so gets full sun most of the morning but is in shade from midday on. Will this Daphne do well there and can you recommend any other companion plants that would suit? Thanks


    Hello there Yes this Daphne should be fine, they like full or partial sun ans can be planted in an east facing aspect. I have attached links below to some other shrubs that you could use, however the Azaleas do like an acid soil. Rhododendron 'Gumpo White' http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/rhododendron-gumpo-white/classid.2108/ Weigela florida Monet http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/weigela-florida-monet--verweig-pbr/classid.2000011761/ Skimmia japonica 'Nymans' http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/skimmia-japonica-nymans/classid.4383/ Rhododendron 'Mother's Day' http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/rhododendron-mothers-day-kurume/classid.2124/ Hope this helps

    Hi, would they be suitable to grow in a pot ?


    Hello there Yes you can grow this in a container, but daphnes won't like drying out or being in waterlogged soil. These are deep rooted plants you will need to choose a deep container, and I would plant it in a John Innes No 3 compost along with some multipurpose compost, and some coarse sharp sand for drainage. Hope this helps .

    Hi, Daphne × transatlantica Eternal Fragrance ('Blafra') (PBR) says that it will be available Spring 2013. Please can you be a little more specific - is this more likely to be early March or June? Thanks


    Hello, These plants are grown on a specialist nursery as they are notoriously hard to propagate. Because of this, it is difficult to be more specific with regards to their availability, but we do currently have the larger size in stock - please click on the following link to go straight to it. http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/shrubs/classid.2000013038/ I'm sorry not to be more help,

    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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