Monday, August 22, 2011

Brunfelsia pauciflora .... Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow

                    Native to Brazil,  from the family Solanaceae and growing to no more than 5'-6' on average,  the sweetly  perfumed flowers start off dark purple then fade to lavender.
All 3colors are displayed
simultaneously. This shrub will do well in any location between full sun to filtered light.
Avoid too much shade.
The plant produces the flowers at the end of the new growth, therefore the more branches you have the more flowers you get.
The plant will survive temperatures in the low 30's for short periods.
The soil needs to be a little on the acidic side.