Winter Daphne, Fragrant Daphne
Daphne mezereum 'Rubra'

Family: Thymelaeaceae
Genus: Daphne (DAF-nee) (Info)
Species: mezereum
Cultivar: Rubra

Category:

Shrubs

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Danger:

Seed is poisonous if ingested

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Fuchsia (Red-Purple)

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Deciduous

Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Durham, California

Norristown, Pennsylvania

Summerville, South Carolina

Olympia, Washington

Seattle, Washington

Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Neutral

On Apr 9, 2015, coriaceous from ROSLINDALE, MA wrote:

According to the RHS Index of Garden Plants, this variety differs from the species only in having more deeply colored flowers of reddish-purple.

As with the species, the foliage is deciduous, and mildly alkaline soil is optimal.

Positive

On Nov 28, 2009, stormyla from Norristown, PA (Zone 6b) wrote:

Mine was not growing or blooming in it's shady location. I transplanted it to an area that gets late afternoon sun and it grew 3 feet and bloomed immediately.

Positive

On Aug 30, 2004, sweetumsh from Durham, CA wrote:

Grows well in Chico CA. Plant is now 4 feet wide by 3 feet tall. It is starting to cover the walkway but I don't dare prune it in fear it will die. This plant does not like to be bothered much. Just water it, feed it and love it and it will grace you with it's wonderful aroma.