Sweet, zingy, citrusy fragrance from mangenta flowers that festoon the stems of this early spring blooming.
February daphne (D. mezereum) is an upright deciduous shrub with mid green leaves. In late winter the naked stems are festooned with intoxicatingly fragrant magenta-purple flowers later turning into red berries. This is one of the hardiest of daphnes. Plant in part sun/part shade with morning or late afternoon sun (protect it from the hottest sun of the day) in rich, well-drained soil. Do not move after planting due to sensitive roots.
Common Name: February Daphne
Family: Thymelaeaceae (The Daphne Family)
Zone Hardiness: 4-9
Light: Part Shade, Part Sun, Full Sun
Primary Bloom Colour: Magenta
Secondary Bloom Colour:
Bloom Time: Late Winter - Early Spring
Soil Moisture: Average
Benefits: Butterflies, Bees
Deer Resistant: Yes
BC Native: No
Native Habitat: Damp deciduous mixed woodlands and on rich calcareous soils.
Award: GPP, AGM
Geogrpahical Origin: Europe and Africa - Europe and Western Russia
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