Daphne mezereum f. alba


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This is the less common white form of the deservedly popular February Daphne. It's February as I'm writing this and there are fat white buds studding the bare vertical stems just like it is supposed to be doing. We have Kelly's East Coast brother from another mother, Daphne Master Jon Knight to thank for these plants. This a tough plant and very good in the garden with a vertical vase-shaped habit and early spring reason-to-live gloom-of-winter dispelling white flowers which are followed later in summer by orange-red berries. Good with Hellebores, Corydalis solida, Hepatica and Pulmonaria angustifolia for a delightful spring showing.


Plant Type

  • Shrub

Mature Size


Hardiness Zones

  • Zone 5b (-15 °F)
  • Zone 6a (-10 °F)
  • Zone 6b (-5 °F)
  • Zone 7a (0 °F)
  • Zone 7b (5 °F)
  • Zone 8a (10 °F)
  • Zone 8b (15 °F)
  • Zone 9a (20 °F)
  • Zone 9b (25 °F)

Sun Exposure

  • Full Sun
  • Part Shade - Part Sun

Water Needs

  • Moderate

Bloom Time

  • Winter
  • Spring