Daphne are neat, mostly evergreen shrubs with exquisitely perfumed pink, red or mauve flowers in late winter and spring.


How to grow Daphne in a garden

  1. Choose an aspect suitable to the variety chosen - Most Daphnes prefer morning sun only however, there are more sun hardy varieties available. Check the label and plant in a position suitable to the variety.
  2. Ensure the soil is very well drained soil.
  3. Enrich the soil with Yates Thrive Natural Blood & Bone with Seaweed. If the soil is clay based, add gypsum and fork in well. 
  4. Dig the planting hole twice as wide and to the same depth as the root-ball. Remove the plant from the container and gently tease the roots.
  5. Position in hole and backfill, gently firming down. Form a raised ring around the plant, creating a well so that water will go where it’s needed most. Water in well. 
  6. Mulch with an organic mulch like woodchip or pea straw, keeping it away from the base of the plant.
  7. Water deeply, once or twice a week, depending on weather conditions.
  8. During the growing and flowering season feed with Yates Thrive Camellia, Gardenia & Blueberry Granular Plant Food. TIP: for an added boost apply Yates Thrive Fish Blood & Bone Plant Food Concentrate.
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How to grow Daphne in a pot

  1. Choose a pot at least 250mm wide.
  2. Choose an aspect suitable to the variety chosen - Most Daphnes prefer morning sun only however, there are more sun hardy varieties available. Check the label and plant in a position suitable to the variety
  3. Fill the pot with quality potting mix, such as Yates Premium Potting Mix.
  4. Remove the plant from the container and gently tease the roots.
  5. Position in hole and backfill, gently firming down. Water in well.
  6. Water deeply, once or twice a week, depending on weather conditions.
  7. During the growing and flowering season, apply Yates Thrive Roses & Flowers Liquid Plant Food. Throughout the year apply Yates Thrive Fish Blood & Bone Plant Food Concentrate.

Growing tips

  • Daphne prefer an acidic soil pH between 5.5 and 6.5. If the soil pH is above 6.5 apply Yates Soil Acidifier Liquid Sulfur. A good indication the soil pH is incorrect is yellowing leaves and stunted growth.

  • Daphne hate wet feet, so avoid over watering and allow to dry out a little in between waterings.

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