February daphne

White daphne's blooms perfume the air. (Photo by Brendan Zwelling)

Appreciating February daphnes

Judith Adam

February daphne grows three to five feet (90 cm to 1.5 m) tall and wide, and likes light shade to full sun. Its upright, vertical branches carry clusters of small flowers, mostly along the upper third, and are long lasting in cool spring air. Easiest to find is the purple-pink colour, and I have a one growing in the front garden.