Daphne Bholua 'Jacqueline Postill'This evergreen hardy winter flowering and beautifully scented shrub is a magnificent plant for the Winter garden and I am planning to incorporate this plant into a client’s garden where scent is a must-have.

After a recent visit to Cambridge University Botanic Garden I was blown away by the intensity of this plant’s perfume and couldn’t wait to get back to research it and include it in my planting schemes for clients. I intend to incorporate this plant into scented ‘Dingly Dells ®’ where perfume is one of the key elements in the design brief. Being a semi-evergreen to evergreen plant means its presence will be constant, which is exactly what is needed to create a year-round presence in the garden. If you would like to find out more about a scented ‘Dingly Dell’ do get in touch.

About this plant

Botanical name: Daphne bholua ‘Jacqueline Postill’
Other names: Nepalese paper plant ‘Jacqueline Postill’
Genus: Daphne
Variety or cultivar: ‘Jacqueline Postill’ _ ‘Jacqueline Postill’ is a semi-evergreen, medium-sized shrub with leathery, glossy leaves, and highly fragrant purple-pink and white flowers in late winter, followed by black berries.
Daphne bholua ‘Jacqueline Postill’ is: Semi evergreen
Flower: White, Purplish-pink in Winter
Foliage: Green in All seasons
Fruit: Black in Summer
Fragrance: Flowers are highly fragrant
Habit: Erect
Toxicity: All parts are highly toxic if ingested and sap may irritate skin
Awards: RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

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