Bought a 'Daphne Eternal Fragrance' yesterday, it was advertised as a 'new' variety, just wondered if anyone has one of these and how fast they grow etc?
Hi Meomye. I had one for about 7 years. It never got bigger than 2' up and across. It died a stem at a time last summer. It flowered for a long time every year before that. Being a sterile hybrid you don't get any berries so no babies.
That's from T&M right? I was tempted, can we believe it will flower all summer?
You're right Verdun, rather a dull looking plant.
Someone sent a gardening voucher to me after mum died for 25.00, I was thinking of buying a Daphne with it, what woud be a nice one tried and tested?.
D, tangutica is good tempered, lovely scent, shiny bright green leaves unlike 'Eternal Fragrance' whose leaves are rather dull looking. and then nice red berries and often a second crop of flowers
I got a Daphne two seasons ago still only 15inches tall and never a sign of a flower the only reason I still give it pot room is that it cost a bit Just not a plant Id recommend
Which one have you got Primrose ?
I'm surprised at the negative comments in this thread re Daphne x transatlantica 'Eternal Fragrance'® BlaFra. The RHS site here describes it as "... a must-have plant for every garden. It is rarely out of bloom from spring through to autumn."
I bought one 3 weeks ago in a plant fair (in Brittany) as I was attracted by the lovely scent of the specimens on display there. Obviously I can't speak of how it will grow or behave in the years to come but so far I am pleased with this plant. I am not finding it a "dull" plant at all.
I suppose I must have liked the look of it when I bought it