Spacing: 18-24 in. (45-60 cm) 24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
Hardiness: USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 °C (0 °F) USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 °C (5 °F) USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 °C (10 °F) USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 °C (15 °F) USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 °C (20 °F) USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F)
Sun Exposure: Sun to Partial Shade Light Shade Partial to Full Shade
Danger: All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested
Bloom Color: Magenta (Pink-Purple) White/Near White
Bloom Time: Late Winter/Early Spring Mid Spring
Foliage: Evergreen Shiny/Glossy-Textured
Other details: This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds Flowers are fragrant
On Jul 8, 2012, bolingbrook from Cleveland Heights, OH wrote:
I am new to DG. Not sure how to initiate a stream of chat yet. I am looking for deer resistant plants and internet mentioned the daphne odora. But I am in Zone 6 in Northeast Ohio. (Of note this area was recently changed from Zone 5 to Zone 6; global warming in action.)
Any other daphnes or other plants that tolerate zone 6? I have heard deer hate the smell of lemon... Thanks.
On Jan 17, 2011, t_achurch from Hillsboro, OR wrote:
We moved into this house in Hillsboro Or (near Portland) in July. In November I wondered whether I should prune the three inconspicuous and unfamiliar small shrubs planted by the garage. I let them be. This morning, January 17th, I smelled an intoxicating aroma in the garage which became even stronger when the doors were opened. Those small shrubs covered in tiny white flowers were the source.
I have spent a pleasant half hour identifying these, now precious, 'unfamiliar, shrubs, discovering Dave's garden in the process.
On Oct 7, 2006, GeorgiaJo from Dallas, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:
Ours is at least 6' across, probably 15 years old now. We never fertilize or water it and it thrives in light filtered shade. The aroma is incredible. A friend said she can walk down our road blindfolded and know when she's at our driveway - just by the aroma. The blooming generally starts early February and last for at least a month. Absolutely heaven. And, after blooming is finished, it's still a beautiful bush with bright glossy green leaves. No pests, no problems.
On May 2, 2005, ladyannne from Merced, CA (Zone 9a) wrote:
Can't have enough Daphne. I live for the late January bloom when the plant is in the winter greenhouse and you get pleasantly bowled over by the fragrance. The greenhouse is attached to the house, so I open all the windows and get Daphne smell through out the house. Can't have enough Daphne.
If the plant lives for two years, we are doing it right. Avoid transplanting, allow the roots to breathe (out of the direct sun) and the less water during the summer means more blooms the next winter. Take cuttings after bloom for more, more, more Daphne!
On Jun 28, 2004, pokerboy from Canberra Australia (Zone 8b) wrote:
I have a quite large 20 year old Daphne odora plant growing in my backyard which receives winter sun and summer shade. Sometimes, in the summer when we go away on holidays, its soil can be bone dry for around a month, but it still grows happily. We don't even fertilize it!!! You wouldn't think that a plant that is so dainty would survive such tough, poor conditions. Well, it does in my garden in zone 8b. pokerboy
On Apr 17, 2004, Pollygardening from RICHMOND, VA (Zone 7b) wrote:
These are gorgeous additions to my garden here in Richmond, VA - zone 7b. My beautiful leaf is variegated and the plants grow well above three feet. From February through March the whole patio is full of their scent -- an incredible promise of Spring!
On Apr 24, 2003, philomel from Castelnau RB Pyrenées France (Zone 8a) wrote:
This is the Daphne to have if you have no other. It flowers very early and has the most delicious scent. It also strikes easily from cuttings in my experience.
It appreciates a warm situation where it can bask in the summer sun
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
Auburn, Alabama Elmore, Alabama Muscle Shoals, Alabama Clovis, California Davis, California Merced, California Rocklin, California Colbert, Georgia Covington, Georgia Dallas, Georgia Druid Hills, Georgia Baltimore, Maryland , New York Chapel Hill, North Carolina Elizabeth City, North Carolina Fairfield Harbour, North Carolina Greensboro, North Carolina Kure Beach, North Carolina Marion, North Carolina Raleigh, North Carolina Gresham, Oregon Hillsboro, Oregon Milwaukie, Oregon Ardmore, Pennsylvania East Norriton, Pennsylvania Laflin, Pennsylvania Conway, South Carolina East Sumter, South Carolina Gray Court, South Carolina Newberry, South Carolina Oakland, South Carolina Salem, South Carolina Austin, Texas Arlington, Virginia Bon Air, Virginia Lake Goodwin, Washington