Daphne × transatlantica Pink Fragrance ('Blapink') (PBR)

1.5 litre pot £34.99
available to order from autumn
Quantity 1 Plus Minus
Buy Daphne × transatlantica Pink Fragrance ('Blapink') (PBR) daphne: Highly scented, pink-flushed flowers

  • 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 is a rare beauty, which we got very excited about when we stumbled across it on a buying trip. It is very similar to 'Eternal Fragrance' but this wonderful semi-evergreen woodlander has pink-flushed flowers. These appear on new wood, so will often keep on coming from spring to autumn. Like its namesake, the flowers are highly scented, so plant it near a pathway, patio or entrance if you can.

  • 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'm pleased with the addition of this shrub to my border. I think it only had a few flowers this year but if it blooms and grows like my white one it will be worth the wait




Gorgeous Daphne


I have previously successfully grown the white variety of this and so decided to try the pink one. My plan was to plant it with a blue Ceratostigma next to the front door where I could appreciate it's gorgeous fragrance. I was a little disappointed, therefore, when the first flowers seemed to be white. However, I gave the plant the benefit of the doubt and waited. And now, in December, it is putting out lovely pink flowers! It is supposed to be a slow grower but I have found that if you give it good conditions it grows pretty quickly.

Vile Carol



Be prepared to wait


The first thing to say here is that I bought this when it was on offer and on sending a photo of it back to Crocus received a further reduction as it wasn't the best of specimens. From my own experience of growing more normal varieties of Daphne I know that this is a challenging plant to grow which means that it is great that Crocus are doing the first bit for us. After a year in a sunny spot, with well drained humus rich soil the plant is not showing much in the way of growth and only had one flower last year. The small flower it did have had an amazing scent which is hopefully a promise of things to come. It may well be that after a few years this plant will come into its own and live up to its promise so I do not necessarily advise against buying it - just be prepared for a long wait!

Fair weather gardener




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Is this suitable to be planted in a pot as in your picture as previous responses on your site suggest not?


It is possible to grow this in a pot, however it will be easier to care for - and ultimately happier if it is planted in the ground.


How wind tolerant would this plant be?

Hummus rich

Hello, These plants are fully hardy, but would prefer a sheltered position. With that in mind, I would not advise planting it in an area that is particularly exposed to wind.


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