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Daphne Burkwoodii 'Somerset' (Daphne)


Daphne Burkwoodii 'Somerset' (Daphne)

Sweetly scented blooms


Clusters of sweetly scented, purple-pink flowers with light pink lobes and narrow, mid-green leaves. This vase-shaped, semi-evergreen, May- flowering shrub is particularly suitable where border space is limited. Given an open, sunny site with well-drained, humus-rich soil, it will also occasionally flower in autumn.


  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: moderately fertile, well-drained, humus-rich soil Rate of growth: slow-growing
  • Rate of growth: slow-growing
  • Flowering period: May
  • Flower colour: purple-pink
  • Other Features: all parts of the plant including the seed are highly toxic if ingested; contact with the sap may cause skin irritation; the flowers are followed by blackish-purple fruit
  • Hardiness: fully hardy
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