A rare daphne with fragrant lavender flowers in spring.
This deciduous daphne is a sparsley branched shrub with a somewhat peculiar growth habit. It produces long, wiry, leafless growths in summer that the next spring will be covered in clusters of delicate, long-tubed, lilac-pink flowers at every node. Beautiful though not much fragrance. After flowering these branches will produce leaves for the first time. Plant in a sheltered location in sun with good drainage and rich soil. Do not move after planting.
Common Name: Lilac Daphne
Family: Thymelaeaceae (The Daphne Family)
Zone Hardiness: 5-9
Light: Full Sun, Part Sun
Primary Bloom Colour: Purple
Secondary Bloom Colour: Pink
Bloom Time: Spring
Soil Moisture: Average
Benefits: Bees, Butterflies
Deer Resistant: Yes
BC Native: No
Native Habitat: Margins of paddy fields, hillsides and valleys[. Grassy hills and plains, limestone cliffs, on boulders, on conglomerate and in piles of stones removed from fields.
Geogrpahical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - Asia - China and Japan
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