Small Spaces™

Daphne 180MM

‘Daphne’ – 180MM

(Not currently available to be ordered)

I am Daphne. My family originated from South East Asia

Botanic Name: Daphne Odora

Mounding – Fragrant Flowers

I am a wonderful combination of an attractive shrub with divinely perfumed flowers often considered as a must have by many gardeners.

My blooms are borne as clusters of pale pink to white flowers with darker centres.

My compact form and prolific flowering, mainly during the cooler months and spot flowering at other times, adds atmosphere to the garden year round.

I am happies in a semi-shaded spot where I am protected from frosts, strong winds and hot afternoon sun in summer. Avoid dense shade, which will inhibit flowering.

Requiring a neutral to acidic soil, consistent moisture and minimal root disturbance I am a little fussy about growing conditions but otherwise thrive with minimal maintenance.

Full Sun to Part Shade (4+ hours of direct sun)
Height: 1.2m Width: 1.2m
I dislike being overwatered but enjoy consistent moisture
Scented Flowers
I prefer moist, humus-rich soil with a high pH. I dislike alkaline soils
I am popular and will make you happy because…
I produce numerous clusters star shaped white to pink flowers from mid winter through spring
I grow well in pots, a great way to bring winter colour and fragrance to patios and paved areas
My blooms make an excellent cut flower allowing my colour and fragrance can be enjoyed indoors

    Plant me:

  • in pots and other containers
  • in garden beds and general landscaping
  • to be cut flowers to be enjoyed indoors
  • in fragrant and sensory gardens

Tips for success…

Prune me lightly to shape in late winter. I benefit from a spring feed with a general purpose fertiliser
Plant me 80cm apart
100% Recyclable Pot and Label
Most pots and labels made from 100% recycled polypropylene

Caution: Harmful if eaten/skin irritant.

Plant family: Thymelaeaceae
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What is the Small Spaces™ Collection

No matter how Narrow & Small your modern urban space is, you can create a lush & colourful garden or courtyard.

Combine the habits of Upright, Mounding & Trailing for easy colourful arrangements in pots, containers or garden beds.

Available in 140mm, 180mm and 200mm pots

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Upright - Mounding - Trailing

A simple recipe to create professional-looking plants and garden designs

By having the plants divided in the three types, Upright, Mounding or Trailing, we remove the intimidation factor to create your own gardening designs.


Upright plants

Also called thrillers, are the big, bold focal point, the centerpiece plant for your design. This plant provides an eye-catching vertical element.

You first select your Upright plant, which usually will be the tallest plants, and the starting point of your design.
Then, when is time to plant, the Upright plant goes in the center if your pot that will be viewed from all sides.
You planted in the back of a pot, or the back of a garden bed, depending on your focal point.

A great upright choice is tall ornamental grasses such as purple fountain grass or liriopes. You can find them under our Mighty Tuff® collection. Or you can use anigozanthos from our Nature's Nectar®.
Small Spaces offers a collection of flowering plants ideal to use as thrillers, such are Cannas, Alstroemerias, Mandevilleas or you can even use some dwarf pittosporums


Mounding plants

Also called fillers, are mid-size, mounding, or rounded plants that surround and complement but not overwhelm the upright plant and fill the space in the planter or garden. You can use one filler or opt for two or three different plants in your container or garden design. Pick colours that complement your Upright Plant, or different textures, like a round-leaved mounding plant with a spiky Upright plant.

Often, they help by hiding the bare knees, the less interesting stems or stalks of the Upright plants

The difficult part is selecting the plant from so many choices, but a few suggestions include: cupheas, salvias, scaevolas, pelargoniums, etc.


Trailing plants

Also called spillers, are splashy plants that cascade and tumble over the sides of containers or cascaiding down a wall .

Even though the main rule of this plants is to sprawl over the side of the pots, sometimes it's fun to unify a composition by training a few tendrils of a Trailing plant to climb into and through both the Mounding and Upright plants.

You can use some of this varieties as Trailing plants: ajugas, campanulas, lotus Red Flash, lobelias, Veronica Oxford Blue, etc.

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