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Daphne odora 'Aureomarginata'

13cm pot £29.99 £19.99
available to order from autumn
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Buy Daphne odora 'Aureomarginata' daphne: Fragrant flowers in late winter

  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: moderately fertile, well-drained, humus-rich soil
  • Rate of growth: slow-growing
  • Flowering period: January to March
  • Hardiness: borderline hardy (may need winter protection)

    Clusters of small, sweetly scented, pale pink flowers open from purple-pink buds in January among lustrous, lance-shaped, dark green leaves with yellow margins. The flowers are followed by spherical, red fruit. This evergreen shrub thrives in a sunny, sheltered position where its handsome, variegated foliage will brighten the winter garden. Try it at the edge of a mixed border or next to a path where its intoxicating fragrance can be appreciated.

  • Garden care: Keep pruning to a minimum since the plant is susceptible to die-back. Where necessary after flowering, lightly trim to remove misplaced branches and maintain a compact habit.

  • CAUTION toxic if eaten/skin & eye irritant
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Notes on Daphne odora 'Aureomarginata'

"The easiest daphne with the strongest, lily-like fragrance from blue-pink waxy flowers. One bush in afternoon sun will fragrance an entire area in late spring"

A super plant, quite slow growing and not yet in flower .


I'm a keen gardener and know my plants


North Yorkshire


Would definitely buy again.


Just what the garden needs in late winter/spring.




A 'Best Buy'


Use close to a path in regular use.


South Oxfordshire


Brave flowers in the snow


A really handy tough survivor.






This is a lovely little plant , it brings a delightfully scent in to the garden ,in the depth of winter . ,

Poodle girl



Strong, healthy plants


I bought two daphne and both are flowering and doing well. I'd like to add how much I like the crocus website, especially tips on plant combinations.


West sussex


The performance of this plant is worth its price


Excellent near a seat in winter especially when the sun shines




No flowers


It was planted in 2014 and I have never had a flier on any part of the plant!




Not sure about this one


Not seen it flower yet but it is in bud. Leaves have gone a bit brown but might be due to heavy rain for prolonged period. Possibly doesn't like being wet for too long. Won't know how good this is until it finally flowers.

Plant addict





In a large pot on my patio.Move it beside my bench when it starts to flower to make the most of the Devine perfume.





4.5 14


I have a two year old daphne odora aureomarginata in a large pot positioned by my front door to appreciate the fragrance. It gets the morning sun but is sheltered from the hottest sun and strong winds. It is growing quite strongly with more than 20 flower clusters many of which are open but there is no discernible scent. When I bought it with one tiny flower cluster there was a strong perfume. What has gone wrong?


Hello, I don't think you have done anything wrong, but scent can be elusive, as it is usually stronger in sun - and on a calm day.


Hi I bought this plant from you a while ago and initially put it in a container where it didn't seem too happy so I transferred it to a border in semi shade near a path. Initially it seemed happy but has since lost quite a lot of lower leaves. There are plenty of new growth on all stems. Is it just adjusting to its new home and reacting to being moved and should I feed it?


Hello there You were right to move it to a border as Daphnes often don't grow well in pots. As you say it could be that it is still settling in to it's new home, so as long as it has new growth I wouldn't be too concerned, and evergreen plants will naturally drop some leaves. Make sure that it has a moist, but well drained humus rich soil, - they hate to be waterlogged, and remember this is not a fully hardy plant so it may need winter protection. I wouldn't feed it now but in the spring give it a mulch with a well rotted compost or manure.

I'm wanting to buy this as a housewarming present for a friend who's just moved and now has a small front garden. But her garden (Brighton, south coast) is north facing. 1. How essential is full sun for this to flower sufficiently for the sweet scent to be enjoyed in Spring? Growth rate/size of spread matters less. 2. Is the new Daphne Eternal Fragrance, which flowers for much longer, also scented, and would that cope without direct sun - or in part-sun, which I have in my own garden? Thanks.

London gardener

Hello there Daphne odora 'Aureomarginata' will tolerate partial shade as long as it gets some sun, but we don't recommend daphnes for a north facing aspect. This particular daphne is borderline hardy so needs a sunny sheltered warm spot. Unfortunately I wouldn't recommend this plant for your friend's north facing garden. Yes Daphne × transatlantica 'Eternal Fragrance' is fully hardy and will tolerate some light shade, but will again need some sun during the day.

Hello, could you please tell me when is the best time of year to transplant this plant? It was initially planted last spring so it is still quite small. I would like to do it this autumn but am not sure if I should wait until the spring. Many thanks.


Hello there Established Daphnes don't normally like to be moved, but as this was planted in the spring and won't be fully established yet you could try and move it now in October, or in the spring once the soil has warmed up. However I would make sure that wherever you move it to, this it's final home.

Is this plant toxic to rabbits?

Buzzy bee

Hello, I am not an expert on rabbits, but I have done a search on the internet for plants that are poisonous to rabbits and found the following... ...and as you can see Daphnes are on the list!


I bought my plant 3 years ago and is in a very large tub and has not produced any blooms at all


Hello there I can't be sure why your daphne hasn't flowered but given the right conditions over time it should. You can often give them a bit of a push by feeding during the growing season with a high potash fertiliser. Hope this helps

Hi at the beginning of May we will be relocating to the North Norfolk coast, I have been trying to find books that will recommend what plants like being beside the sea, but to no avail. Please can you recommend some for me. I will have some planting area, but most will be in pots. I have just purchased from you a couple of Daphne plants (which I love) I hope they won't mind the sea air. Many thanks


Hello there I have attached below some links to plants that will tolerate coastal conditions and then i have refined the link for plants that will also grow in containers. Hope this helps

I am trying to choose between the odora and the aureomarginata varieties. Please could you tell me which has the stronger or most pleasant fragrance.

armchair gardener

Hello there Both the Daphne odora and Daphne odora 'Aureomarginata' have the same scent, the only difference is that 'Aureomarginata' has a yellow margin on the leaf, so maybe it will be which leaf you prefer.

Can this plant be grown in a pot? If it can what size do you recommend.


Morning Daphnes like well-drained, moisture-retentive, humus-rich soil. They will not tolerate drought or waterlogging, and they are deep-rooting so will need to have the right conditions to thrive in a pot. I would use a deep container, 50cm x 50xcm approx with a mix of John Innes No 3, multipurpose compost and coarse sharp sand. In early spring, top dress replacing the top 5cm of potting compost, and apply a foliar feed two or three times during the growing season from April to September. Hope this helps


My Daphne odora Aureomarginata seems to have suffered badly from the long cold and wet winter. Most of its leaves have fallen and although it has flowers, most of them have not opened. Can I prune it now?


Hi Mike Sorry to hear that your Daphne odora Aureomarginata has suffered this winter, it was a hard winter for them. Daphnes dislike being pruned so I wouldn't prune it, probably best to give it a mulch with a well rotted organic manure, keeping the manure away from the stem of the plant and see how it goes. Eventually you can give the plant a light trim to keep it compact. Hope this helps


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