Daphne ‘Eternal Fragrance’ won a gold award in the ‘New Plant’ category of the Salon du Végétal trade show in Angers, France in February this year.
This delightful plant was one of 25 entered into the ‘Innovert’ competition and was given the top prize.
Bred in the UK by Robin White, ‘Eternal Fragrance’ is an extremely fragrant, semi-evergreen variety with compact growth. It’s perfect for containers and, placed by a door, its intense fragrance greets you as you walk by.
Daphne ‘Eternal Fragrance’ grows to about 90cm and flowers on new growth, giving a seemingly never-ending supply of white flowers.
Available online from Thompson & Morgan as potted plants, ‘Eternal Fragrance’ is usually sent to customers in spring, ready to plant into frost-free conditions. It’s relatively easy to grow too – once established it only needs the occasional tidy to remove damaged stems and any that spoil the shape of the plant.
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I would like to by a Daphne but saw it with white edges and an orange centre. Can I purchase one like this from yourselves.
Unfortunately we don’t sell a variety that matches your description – but I can certainly recommend Daphne odora ‘Aureomarginata’ https://www.thompson-morgan.com/p/daphne-odora-aureomarginata/p93696TM. It makes a most attractive plant and the perfume is extraordinary.
Hi could you tell me if your Daphne ‘Eternal fragrance’ is across between D. caucasica and D. sericea,
Daphne ‘Eternal fragrance’ is a x transatlantica hybrid.
Hope that helps
What size container will I need to achieve the full 36″ growth and whilst described as “hardy” will it survive if frost should reach the roots in a typical prolonged freeze not unusual for January-February.
you’re going to need a good sized pot of at least 18″ diameter and depth, it’s about feeding and nurturing when growing in pots, so plenty of that and the plant will do well. As with any plant in a pot, if it looks like it could well freeze solid then a insulation wrap will help protect, or group pots together for protection. Allowing any plant in any pot to freeze completely will probably do it harm although a well established plant will have more chance of survival.
I have my Daphnes for 2 years now and I have not had any flowers on it,can you tell me why.
I am going to buy the Daphne eternal fragrance for next spring and was wondering if they have to go in a pot or can they be planted in the ground.
Hi Malcolm, Thanks for your question. If you receive your Daphne ‘Eternal Fragrance’ during winter, we would suggest potting up until next spring. We hope that helps. Best Wishes, Holly
Thank you for your reply.I was going to pot up initially but was wondering if would be ok to eventually plant eternal fragrance directly in to the ground.
Absolutely, you can plant it in the ground eventually.
I have a daphne in a pot and want to put it into the ground but its july can I do itwithout harming the plant.
Hi the leaves are turning yellow . The Daphne is in its original pot and I’ve bought it indoors for winter. Do they loose all their leaves in Nov/ Dec?
Hi Carolyn, it sounds as if it has got cold and wet. It is a semi-evergreen, so may lose some leaves. However, we recommend it being in a sheltered spot. Keep in a cool, frost free place, not in a warm house. A garage may be a good idea. If you need any further help then call us on 0844 573 1818. Regrds, Wendie
I have just received my Daphne “Eternal Fragrance” from T&M (last week) and they are in small 8-10 cm pots.
Can I transfer to larger pots now (October) and then keep them out side overwinter, before replanting into their final position in spring, or will this kill the plants?
Unfortunately I do not have a greenhouse to keep them in.
Hi Mr Moseley,
Many thanks for your query. I apologise for the delay in return. Our horticulturalist is out of the office today, however, he is in first thing tomorrow and I have emailed him for an answer. Kind regards, Wendie
Hi Mr Moseley,
I have spoken to one of our gardeners who has said “I would say they will be fine to repot them into larger pots and them keep them in a sheltered position when the cold weather starts to come in, just for this first winter.” However if you would like to wait for our horticulturalist tomorrow I will get back in touch. Kind regards, Wendie
Dear Mr Moseley,
Hello again! I have spoken to our horticulturalist who has advised the following: “That should be fine, if they can put them tight against a south facing wall (for maximum protection and possibly use a fleece too) they should be fine.” I hope the information provided is useful to you, but please do come back if you need any further clarification. Kind regards, Wendie
Over what period will it grow to 90cms when planted in the garden
Hi A.R. Stewart-Sant,
Thank you for your comment. The Daphne ‘Eternal Fragrance’ can take betwwen 5-10 years to grow half to one metre. This is a lengthy timespan but ver worth it. I hope this answers your query but please do not hesitate to contact me further. Kind regards, Wendie
If I plant it in a container outside is it hardy
Very useful information. Nice to know it can be planted in a pot, always thought Daphne’s prefered to be in the ground because of their long roots.