Coveted for its abundance of delectable light purple blooms, this mostly-evergreen chance sport was found growing on an individual Daphne odora ‘Cameo’ plant in Ashhurst, New Zealand. Pointed dark reddish purple buds herald the clustered tubular flowers that waft a heavenly sweet scent infused with carnation, jasmine and hyacinth notes. Garbed by gleaming, elliptic to obovate-shaped bright green foliage, the tailored bushy habit can dress up well-drained small gardens, sunny courtyards, rockeries and patios, where it snubs the deer, but welcomes pollinators, appreciates enriched slightly-acidic soil and begs one more heady whiff.
Size: 2' 0" – 3' 0" high x 3' 0" wide.
Hardy to zone 7.