Daphne Mezereum

Delivery Date: 17/04/2020 (+/- 14 days)
Contribution to P&P: £4.95

  • Flower Colour Lilac, Purple
  • Hardiness Hardy Perennial
  • Flowering Time Long Flowering, Winter & Spring
  • Aspect Sun or Partial Shade
  • Height 1.5m (60")
  • Spread 150cm (60")
  • Delivery 14 day
  • Other Bees and Butterflies, Foliage/Stem/Fruit Interest, Ideal for Beginners, Pest Resistant, Scented, Suitable for Container
  • Category Shrubs
  • Type of garden Container Gardening, Contemporary Gardening, Cottage Garden, Cutting Garden, Small Gardens, Woodland Garden

Daphne Mezereum (RT49RD03)
£21.00 - 3 bare root plants (£7.00 each)
Daphne Mezereum (RT49RD01)
£14.00 - 1 bare root plant
Gardening Extras - Rootgrow Mycorrhizal Fungi 60g (RT49HR01)
£3.99 - 1 pouch 60g
Gardening Extras - Rootgrow Mycorrhizal Fungi 60g (RT49HR03)
£7.98 - 3 60g pouches


Known as the February Daphne as its extra-large sought after blooms arrive en masse during this time. Daphne mezereum has a sweet, heady scent of vanilla and freesia. Its erect, upright stems become strewn with dark purple flowers which are later followed by interesting bright red berries. Its compact size sees it a great specimen for a mixed border in a small garden or in a pot. Its deciduous foliage means it can tolerate sunnier locations than others Daphnes.

Cultural Notes

  • Soil - Well drained humus rich
  • Position - Sun or part shade
  • Cutting - Not suitable for cutting
  • Flowering - Dec to March except Eternal /Pink Fragrance and Summer Ice flowers April - October
  • Additional Information - Resents being transplanted. Daphnes are also intolerant to pruning. Pruning of any kind should only be required when there is diseased or wayward growth. This should be undertaken during early spring or immediately after flowering. All parts are toxic if ingested and sap may irritate skin. Hardy perennial plant in a sheltered area or provide extra protection.