The pink flowering daphnes are well known, but waht about one with greeny yellow flowers, like little stars ? Try Daphne pontica (see picture right) for something a little different.
It is late flowering, well after the winter daphne has finished its season, you can get flowers through to mid summer. Evergreen and reaching around .5m this is a variable species, flower colour and fragrance differ greatly, so if you grow from seed, you might get fragrance, and you might not.
It does sucker, so you could propagate by removing a few.
Daphne ponticacan take a little more sun that some others, however filtered shade is best, it is an understory plant. Reaching a height of nearly 1m with a similar spread. A well drained, humus rich soil, mulch well and try some of the seaweed fertilizer in early spring.
Daphne pontica can be propagated from cuttings (softwood or hardwood) or seed. Pruning, really not needed, if you pick a few flowers each year that will keep it in shape.
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Daphne Pontica is available for sale from the following nurseries
21 Eridge Park Rd Bowral NSW 2576
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