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PlantFiles: Winter Daphne, Fragrant Daphne
Daphne mezereum 'Rubra'

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

2 members have or want this plant for trade.


24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

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Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade

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

Grown for foliage

Other details:
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Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
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Seed Collecting:
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2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive stormyla 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 sweetumsh 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.


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

Durham, California
Norristown, Pennsylvania
Summerville, South Carolina
Olympia, Washington
Seattle, Washington

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