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Daphny, 'Eternal Fragrance'.

dinsydinsy Posts: 2
Does Daphny 'Eternal Fragrance' have to be in Ericasious compost when planted in a container? I keep getting conflicting advice at garden centers and on the Net

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  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 9,869
    I don't think so.
    The RHS reports it's fine in Acid, Neutral or Alkaline soil
    https://www.rhs.org.uk/plants/219931/daphne-transatlantica-eternal-fragrance-(-blafra-pbr)/details

    I have Daphne Tangutica which is in the ground and my soil is just very slightly acidic and it's thriving.
    I have to prune it 3-4 times a year to keep it in check.
    I always expect it to die after pruning, but it just keeps growing.
    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • dinsydinsy Posts: 2
    Thanks.
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 9,869
    If it's going in a pot long term, don't use ordinary multi purpose compost - it breaks down too fast.
    A mix of about 50% John Innes (1, 2 or 3) 25% grit and 25% multipurpose compost would suit it.
    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
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