General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 7a -17.8 °C (0 °F) to -15 °C (5 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 36 to 48 inches
Plant Spread: 24 to 48 inches
Leaves: Evergreen
Variegated
Broadleaf
Other: Leaves are green with yellow margins
Fruiting Time: Summer
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: Bi-Color: Pink and white
Other: Purplish-pink with pale pink to white interior
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late winter or early spring
Spring
Underground structures: Taproot
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Pollinators: Moths and Butterflies
Flies
Bees
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots
Awards and Recognitions: Other: UC Davis Arboretum All Star

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Common names
  • Variegated Winter Daphne
  • Fragrant Daphne
Also sold as:
  • Aureomarginata

Photo Gallery
Location: Atlanta Botanical Garden
Date: 2022-03-03
Location: Charleston, SC
Date: 2019-01-29
Location: Lexington, VA
Date: April, 2008
My favorite shrub in the landscape
Location: Atlanta Botanical Garden
Date: 2022-03-03
Location: my garden in Dawsonville, GA (zone 7b north Geogia mountains)
Date: 2022-03-08
newly planted 1-gallon shrub
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: Feb 18, 2012
Photo taken at Al's Garden Center, Woodburn, Oregon
Location: Lexington, VA
Date: April, 2008
Loaded with fragrant blooms!
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: Feb 18, 2012
Photo taken at Al's Garden Center, Woodburn, Oregon
Location: Chapin, SC
Date: 2017-01-26
Location: Our yard, Hot Springs Village, AR
Date: Winter 2004
Location: Garden
Date: 2017-12-29
Attractive shiny bark
Location: Kalama, Wa.
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: Kalama, Wa.
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: Pacific Northwest, zone 8
Date: Feb 18, 2012
Photo taken at Al's Garden Center, Woodburn, Oregon

Photo courtesy of Joy Creek Nursery
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Location: St Louis
Date: 2011-03-06
Location: Elizabethan Gardens, Dare County, North Carolina | June, 2022
Date: 2022-06-12
Location: Chapin, SC
Date: 2016-09-23
Location: Chapin, SC
Date: 2016-09-23
Location: Cambridge University Botanic Garden
Date: May
credit: Magnus Manske
Location: Hendersonville,  NC
Date: 2015-02-13
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Comments:
  • Posted by Chantell (Middle of Virginia - Zone 7a) on May 13, 2016 9:43 AM concerning plant:
    Gorgeous evergreen shrub maintaining 95% of its beautiful variegated foliage throughout the year. No VA had 2 back-to-back difficult winters. This pretty girl lost a minimal amount of leaves, but other than that, did great. That amazing citrus/baby powder wafting fragrance is always a welcome scent toward winter's end, signifying spring will be coming. This has been a slow grower for me, possibly due to being in mostly shade beneath the dwarf magnolia. The slow growth has been a "plus" for me, though, as I have limited space.
Plant Events from our members
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Chantell On April 23, 2017 Plant Ended (Removed, Died, Discarded, etc)
Have no idea what happened after so many years :(
Chantell From December 1, 2016 to January 1, 2017 Plant Ended (Removed, Died, Discarded, etc)
Have no earthly idea what happened to this plant. Loved how it filled the yard every Feb with such a pretty scent. I did plant spring bulbs within a few feet...wondering if I hit too many roots. :(
Chantell On May 17, 2008 Obtained plant
Planted behind Dwarf Magnolia in front yard
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