Close up of tanguitica Daphne pink and white blooms

Daphne tangutica

Daphne - Sweet

Daphne tangutica

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Close up of tanguitica Daphne pink and white blooms
  • Fragrant
  • Deer resistant
  • Glossy foliage
Description

A favorite of many gardeners, Daphne tangutica is a semi-evergreen shrub that delivers marvelously fragrant spring flowers and attractive glossy foliage. The rose-purple flower buds unfurl to white with a purple throat.

USDA Zone 6 - 8 (-10°F/-23°C)

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Exposure Full sun, Part sun

Height 2 - 3'

Width 2 - 3'

Finish Time 1.5 seasons

Type Semi-evergreen

Bloom Time Spring

Flower Color White

Foliage Color Green

Soil Best in neutral, well-drained soil.

Pruning Prune to shape as needed - naturally compact habit typically requires little pruning, however.

Uses Mixed borders; perennial gardens; specimen plant

Growing Tips Daphne is rather notorious for being a finicky, demanding plant. Site permanently: it resents transplanting.