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

9cm pot £24.99
available to order from late autumn
2 × 9cm pots £49.98 £29.99
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  • 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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Eventual height & spread

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.




Fragrant shrub


Not quick grower but a lovely shrub




Flowering well and surviving the winter so far!!


As above




A beautifully scented and dainty evergreen


I've planted it in a raised flower bed near the house




Hardy plant but no flowers yet


This plant is quite sturdy. I bought four of them. Two of them are in gravel / stone facing north and growing quite well. The fragrance is really strong in the morning. One plant is indoor and doing well but there is no flower. One plant is in south facing garden but again no flowering yet. All plants have been planted in early May so it is too early to judge.




Intoxicating fragrance


This is a fabulous plant if it likes its spot. Previous specimens were amazing then died unexpectedly? End of tiheir lifeepan perhaps. New specimens are alive but not thriving after a tough year, except for the spare kept in a greenhouse which is flowering, now plan to pot this fickle plant. Future Daphnes will need to be a hardier cultivar that can cope.

Penny Tinny



Highly recommended


hardy and fragrant, lon flowering season




wonderful little plant


a lovely little plant but it took a while to settle in. I planted one each side of a path and they smell wonderful

Lady Tottingham



Excellent when established


Like the other reviewer, I would say that the plants are tiny when first purchased and I found that I had to buy six to establish just two, the other four died whilst small. The reason I persisted is that if they survive and their roots properly established, they are a truly delightful plant and seem then very hardy. The leaves are small but it is evergreen and the plant stays compact and bushy but the scent of the flowers is very strong and jasmine like. The flowers are small but they are very attractive and once established they are also profuse and keep coming from Spring to late summer.. I have my two in large clay pots in my patio area and you get 24 hour fragrance






I must say that for all the hype this plant is so tiny for the price that I cant see (or smell yet) what all the fuss is about. The description made me want the double offer so much but they are sooooo small they dont even register in the garden. Wait and see....

Potty Pam



DaphnextransatlanticaEternal Fragrance('Blafra') (PBR)

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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

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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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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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