DAPHNE 'Perfume Princess'

Part shade
Reasonable soil
Pot Size


Height x Spread: 120cm x 100cm 

‘Perfume Princess’ is one of those ‘go-to’ shrubs that everyone should consider finding room for in the garden, it is such good value.  While herbaceous plants are resting in winter, it produces dense clusters of deliciously scented open white flowers from winter into spring showcased by bold glossy evergreen foliage.

Perfect for adding structure into a garden, plant it where you will pass it often through the winter as its scent really lifts the spirits, brightening a cold grey day.  Happy in either part shade or a little more sun, it betrays its woodland origins in its preferred soil conditions – fairly fertile, nutrient rich and free draining.  Resist pruning this shrub other than to remove the odd stem in the wrong place as it dislikes it, but the cutting keeps well in water bringing the scent indoors.

Caution: this plant can irritate the skin and is toxic if ingested