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Timothy
Apr 28, 2014 8:00 PM CST
Which Daphne plants are evergreen that flower for a long time, and are very fragrant. I live in zone 8 so I plan to put them in pots, and in a place that has shade from 2 until 5pm.

Timothy
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Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Apr 29, 2014 5:32 AM CST
Hi Timothy. Are you talking about Daphne odora? There are several varieties: D. odora f. rosacea has white and pink flowers, D. odora f. rubra has dark red-pink flowers but is not as fragrant. There is also D. odora 'Aureomarginata' that has leaves with a yellow edge. Daphne can usually take part shade.
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Bonehead
Apr 29, 2014 10:26 AM CST
Welcome Timothy. I live in the Pacific NW Zone 8 and my D. odora 'Aureomarginata' is technically evergreen but it gets really ratty looking over the winter. Most of the leaves either drop off or are very droopy looking. Once it blooms in spring, then the leaves make a come-back. It also grows in a very rangy manner, which I've tried to correct by pruning, not very successfully. If it weren't for the intoxicating spring fragrance, I'd probably yard it out. Mine is in part-shade - northeast side of a building, so sun until about mid-afternoon. Good luck with yours.

I also read a review about a compact Daphne, 'Lawrence Crocker' which is a prolific bloomer, dwarf plant (1' mound) so would be good in a container, tolerates full sun, and will grow in pure sand. I've been on the lookout for this but haven't yet located it.
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dirtdorphins
Mar 24, 2015 7:21 PM CST
I realize this is kind of an old question--don't know if the OP is still looking or not--but there are a lot of great smelling, smaller daphnes to try
this is my baby 'Lawrence Crocker' tonight

( @Bonehead I got it from Arrowhead Alpines and I think maybe I saw it at Siskiyou RPN once too and Wrightman Alpines has it)
and my little 'Ernst Houser' is coming along nicely too
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(from Wrightman Alpines)
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woofie
Mar 25, 2015 12:50 PM CST
What charming little plants!
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suzieque
May 13, 2016 7:54 AM CST
I would like to buy a daphne plant...or 3 lol.. and am wondering if anyone has an absolute favorite? I was leaning toward Carol Mackie, but if there is another one that does well in zone 6. I am also a beekeeper so I want one they will love too! Thanks!!!!
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Bonehead
May 13, 2016 8:18 AM CST
I've heard good things about Carol Mackie. I have D. odora 'Aureo-Marginata' and it gives me no end of grief with bugs, disease, and poor form (it tends to grow straight down into the dirt). But, oh how lovely when it is in bloom, the fragrance is intoxicating.
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dirtdorphins
May 13, 2016 8:19 PM CST
Deb I'm so sorry to hear of your daphne woes!
my love affair continues with the little ones; some kind of creep across the dirt but none grow straight down into it and I haven't had any pest or disease... yet Crossing Fingers!

here are some of this year's pics so far of the growing babies--at least the ones that are beyond the little spriglet phase ( I've gotten some new ones too that are still very much in the barely spriglet phase Hilarious! and they don't look like much)
Thumb of 2016-05-14/dirtdorphins/33f7ef Blackthorn Triumph
Thumb of 2016-05-14/dirtdorphins/83d5aa Ernst Hauser

Thumb of 2016-05-14/dirtdorphins/6fefe4 Lawrence Crocker
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