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May 2, 2020 10:34 AM CST
Name: Teri
Seattle (Zone 8b)
Hummingbirder
This is an old thread but hoping someone out there can help me. I believe something is wrong with my Daphne Odora Aureo-Marginata. Suddenly it developed many yellow leaves after blooming. The leaves have been dropping like crazy. It's been in this spot for 6 years usually hidden by a fern. I've never fertilized it, usually just a little organic compost altho I haven't given it anything this spring.



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May 4, 2020 3:37 PM CST
Name: Deb
Planet Earth (Zone 8b)
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I find daphne to be a temperamental plant. I'm about an hour north of you. Mine does well some years, and looks like crap in others. This is a crap year. I occasionally make a note to yard it out, but then it has a good year and the fragrance is quite lovely so it stays. I now just put up with it. I, too, have ferns around it, as well as vinca major which grows through it and covers up some of the ugliness in crap years.
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May 4, 2020 5:52 PM CST
Name: Teri
Seattle (Zone 8b)
Hummingbirder
Thank You! , Deb!!! I agree, it has been a crap year in more ways than one! We have had many nights in the mid to hi 30's this spring which is unusual. I'll assume it's been too much for my daphne, clean up the mess & hope for the best. I keep mine for the same reason as you, the scent is unlike any plant I have experienced. Have even considered other varieties of blooming daphne but they just don't compare. My daphne's form looks like an octopus so I hide it behind a fern. I saw Dirt's recent photo of his "Lawrence Crocker", Omg Lovey dubby Lovey dubby Lovey dubby I wonder how its scent compares with 'Aureo-Marginata'. I might almost be tempted to switch mine out!
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May 4, 2020 10:39 PM CST
Name: Dirt
(Zone 5b)
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Well, I don't have an Aureomarginata because it won't survive the winter here, so I can't compare to that one.
Almost all of my daphnes are blissfully fragrant.
Lawrence Crocker is nice, can smell it from several feet away, beautiful, reblooms sporadically over the summer, looks great all winter--
here's that latest picture


Right now Audrey Vockins is swaying me
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She's got variegated leaf margins and looks great all winter with 'chief joe' in his golden winter coat--sorry he's kinda doing that brown before green thing at the moment and I've got some color coordination problems with the irises I plan to fix at some point Hilarious! but anyway--
I've got an 'Eternal Fragrance' just down the way and across the path and both smell heavenly, a couple of young 'Cheriton' nearby too, and an abelia around the corner so it's all a bit much and I just can't say which one I could do without Smiling

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May 4, 2020 11:41 PM CST
Name: Teri
Seattle (Zone 8b)
Hummingbirder
Wow, love the blooms & variegation on Audrey Vockins! Wish we had online smell-a-vision, maybe someday. I love the colors you've chosen around AV's entourage especially the maroon irises. Chief Joseph Pine has always intrigued me but I have such a small yard so something would have to go to make room. Does he usually get a little "rusty" in the winter? Thank You! for sharing, Dirt!
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May 5, 2020 12:15 AM CST
Name: Dirt
(Zone 5b)
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Oh no--he's brilliant!

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sorry I don't have a better photo handy, but it's late and I've got to go to bed
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May 5, 2020 12:08 PM CST
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I split your question off to it's own thread since it was not related to the original posters question from 2016 regarding their plant.
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May 5, 2020 2:12 PM CST
Name: Teri
Seattle (Zone 8b)
Hummingbirder
Sorry, Sue, but I'm not understanding your response. *Blush* Do you mean there has been another thread set up for discussion of Dirt's pine? If so, what is the name of the new thread. Thank You!
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May 5, 2020 6:48 PM CST
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Name: Suzanne/Sue
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Teri, you posted to an old 2016 thread, the original poster had a question about their plant. Since your question was not related to their plant, it's best to start your own thread to avoid confusion and also so members here can focus on your plant questions.
As instructed above each reply box " If you have a new question to ask, please do that right over here." and it links to creating a new thread in Ask A Question Forum.
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May 5, 2020 11:38 PM CST
Name: Teri
Seattle (Zone 8b)
Hummingbirder
Got it, Sue! I tip my hat to you. Thank You!
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