Eye-catching foliage, exotic fragrance
Delightful little slow-growing shrubs, Daphne are loved for their attractive foliage (many are evergreen), the exotic fragrance that some of the most popular varieties boast, and their decorative non-edible fruits. Needing little pruning, Daphne are eager to brighten up walkways and borders, or even stand alone as eye-catching container plantings. Many Daphne bloom in late winter or early spring, a trait that's given them the names Winter Daphne or The Romantic Plant, for the blooms that appear near Valentine's Day! Take Lilac Daphne for example: in zones 5 to 7, Daphne is virtually maintenance-free, producing flush wands of sweetly-scented lilac-purple flowers without you having to lift a finger. Hassle-free beauty, fragrance, and structure.