All this from a dense, rounded shrub less than 18 inches high. Leaves are evergreen & leathery. After going through the process of elimination and looking online to find out what they had to offer on this fragrant schrub, I went into the doctors office. Special Features: All parts of daphnes are poisonous, especially the berries. Main Bloom Time: Early winter, Late winter, Mid winter. Q: Is Daphne odora poisonous to humans? Flowering takes place in late winter to early spring. A decoction of the leaves is used in the treatment of laryngitis and sore throats[218]. It makes a beautifully scented water that tastes great when you sip it. Thursday, I went back into the Doctor no better. Daphne odora, winter daphne, is a species of flowering plant in the family Thymelaeaceae, native to China, later spread to Japan and Korea. After flowering this plant also produces red berries which add an attractive dimension. My tongue still somewhat swollen and not able to swallow or talk. It can sometimes display unpredictable behavior: It can flourish for years and then die without warning. Most daphnes do not transplant well, so site the plant where it will live permanently. I took these photos at Aldridge Gardens in Hoover, Alabama this week. Pot-pourriThe flowers are very fragrant, they are put in sachets and used for pot-pourri. Cooperative Extension, which staffs local offices in all 100 counties and with the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. D. indica. ‘Aureo-Marginata’ is a popular winter daphne with variegated leaves. QR Codes are barcodes that can be read by mobile phone (smartphone) cameras. Book titles include Edible Plants, Edible Perennials, Edible Trees, and Woodland Gardening. All plant pages have their own unique code. I should have gone into emergency for a shot, but got several prescriptions for steroids and a cough surpressant. Skin contact with the sap can cause dermatitis in some people. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots as soon as they are large enough to handle. Bloom Time: Late Winter/Early Spring. Botanically called Daphne odora, pink buds emerge in February to March, becoming clusters of fragrant, tubular blooms. Bloom Color: Pink, Purple. The cultivar 'Aureo-marginata' is hardy to about -13°c when grown in a very well-drained soil and it succeeds outdoors at Wisley[200]. I think that one of the most astonishing toxic plants is daphne. This winter daphne has yellow-margined leaves and rosy-pink flower buds that open to white. If you have important information about this plant that may help other users please add a comment or link below. Daphne odora (winter daphne) is an evergreen shrub with perhaps the most strongly scented flowers of all daphnes, as its species name suggests. Known hazards of Daphne odora: All parts of the plant are poisonous. It is an evergreen species which prefers a shady position and humus-rich soil. Form: Rounded. Hardiness zone ? Get involved. I slept from a Monday until Saturday non stop. The flowers bloom in late winter. The bright red berries of the plant are poisonous and some people are sensitive to the plant sap. This plant is often found gracing the entries of garden centers in March because its flowers and fragrance are great attention-getters. Although the flower scent is delicious, daphne plants contain a … Common name/s ? Some virus-free clones have been produced, their name is normally followed by the letters FKV (free of all known virus)[184]. Reaching 4 feet tall and wide, ‘Marginata’ is beautiful against a wall or near a patio or deck where its fragrance can be appreciated. I didn't know it was there, until a wave of sweet, spicy perfume nearly knocked me off my feet. A cyme, terminal, to 1". (5-10) creamy white to purplish, fragrant, salverform, to 1/4"; calyx a cylindrical fleshy tube with 4 spreading lobes; petals 0. Skin contact with the sap can cause dermatitis in some people[65, 200]. It should be warm stratified for 8 - 12 weeks at 20°c followed by 12 - 14 weeks at 3°c. Kent, UK. Hort. All parts of the plant are poisonous[200]. Unknown, suspected to be a diterpenoid (mezerein), Leaves coriaceous, alternate, crowded, look whorled, Evergreen shrub with shiny dark green leaves, Salverform, cream to purplish flowers w/4 lobes. Daphne poisoning: Daphne is a shrub that contains a toxin called mezerein (skin irritant) in the bark as well as a toxin called daphnin. Germination should normally take place by spring, though it sometimes takes a further year. They are noted for their scented flowers and brightly colored berries. Evergreen, perennial shrub. Not North American native, All or parts of this plant are poisonous, Fragrant flowers, Attractive flowers or blooms. 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