Real World Gardener NEW Daphne Perfume Princess is Plant of the Week

May 13th, 2016

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PLANT OF THE WEEK

This next plant is for the lovers of fragrance in the garden.

And if you love fragrance, you’re probably going to buy plants that aren’t supposed to do well in your district.

Plants like Luculia, or Lilac (Syringia vulgaris) which are for cool climates mostly.

There’s another much plant that has a reputation of keeling over without warning, but gardeners still want to grow if because of its high fragrance.

Now, there’s a new variety with flowers double or triple the size of the old species (Daphne odora) and hopefully, a bit more resistant to some of the problems that plagued the predecessor.

So, what so good about it?

Let’s find out. I'm talking with the plant panel :Karen Smith, editor of Hort Journal www.hortjournal.com.au  and Jeremy Critchley, The Green Gallery wholesale nursery owner. www.thegreengallery.com.au

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Daphne Perfume Princess

Daphne Perfume Princess is apparently no ordinary Daphne and should be on every plant collector’s list.

Not only are the flowers bigger than the species Daphne, but it flowers longer, can grow anywhere in Australia and it has the strongest fragrance of any Daphne.

A definite must have.


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