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Daphne odora

Flowers Early spring
Potting or re-potting time After flowering
Position in garden during summer Sun
Potting Mixture 3 with half again as much granulated peat

Daphne is a familiar garden shrub, particularly D. cneorum and mezercum. The Japanese daphne makes a desirable house plant, both for its persistent evergreen foliage and the clusters of fragrant rose purple flowers, which appear in March. It makes a charming accent plant in the window garden or conservatory.

Grow in a cool room and do not allow the plant to dry out.

A horticultural variety (marginata) is available with yellow-edged leaves.