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MeomyeMeomye Posts: 750

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?

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,376

    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.

  • OldtykeOldtyke Driffield.Posts: 155

    That's from T&M right? I was tempted, can we believe it will flower all summer?

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,376

    You're right Verdun, rather a dull looking plant. 

  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 19,912

    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?.

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,376

    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 flowersimage

  • I got a Daphne two seasons ago still only 15inches tall and never a sign of a flower image the only reason I still give it pot room is that it cost a bitimage Just not a plant Id recommend

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,376

    Which one have you got Primrose ?

  • Papi JoPapi Jo Brittany, France Posts: 3,450

    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.

    You are invited to a virtual visit of my garden (in English or in French).
  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,376

    I suppose I must have liked the look of it when I bought itimage

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