Beautiful Daphne Plants

Beautiful Daphne Plants

Daphne plants are slow growing shrub that will add elegance and luxury to any garden. Although this genus is known for its flowers, they do not have petals. Instead, they have petaloid sepals, whose color may range from greenish-yellow to white, and bright pink. As observed by hobbyists, the evergreen shrubs have greenish flowers, while pink flowers are the characteristic features of the deciduous variety. To planting Daphne plants, you will need some instructions. After having chosen the spot, the type of soil, dig a hole that is about three times the size of the plant’s root ball. Now, mix the soil with an organic humus, and water the hole well. Now place the plant in the hole (loosen the soil around the roots first). Ensure that the root ball is placed at a surface that is little higher than the ground level. In order for it to achieve the right height, you can fill the hole with more dirt.

Refill the hole with the soil mixed with the humus. Do not forget to tap the soil gently around the root ball. This will eliminate any air pockets. Post planting, the Daphne plants would require about one to two gallons of water. If watering exposes the roots, then add more soil around the base. And, as already mentioned before, spread 3 inch of mulch around the base.

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