Daphne 'Somerset'

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 7b
Plant Height: 2 to 4 feet (60-120 cm)
Plant Spread: 4 to 5 feet (120-150 cm)
Leaves: Semi-evergreen
Deciduous
Broadleaf
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Blooms on old wood
Flower Color: Pink
White
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Toxicity: Leaves are poisonous
Roots are poisonous
Fruit is poisonous
Other: Contact with sap may irritate skin

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Posted by lauribob (N Central Wash. - the dry side - Zone 5b) on Jun 19, 2015 8:22 AM

This bloomed profusely for me this year in very early May. I am now having a smaller, paler second bloom in the middle of June. The fragrance is still strong.

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