In our garden this is more vigorous than the above having made 120cm tall by a little more across in five years. The crystalline white flowers are just as deliciously scented as the type. Grown for an aeon in the gardens of China, Japan and Korea and one of Australia’s most loved plants Daphne odora, with its spicy, citrus fragrance, is one of the great joys of winter. If planted in a sheltered position in well drained humus rich soil healthy Daphne plants can live for decades. They do need some supplementary watering during dry periods.