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Large-Flowered Yesterday-Today-And-Tomorrow

Brunfelsia grandiflora

Also known as

Largeflower Brunfelsia

Photo by Annilda (All rights reserved)

Partial Shade
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Tender

H1a

RHS hardiness

15°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

2m

Max

3m

1.5m

Min

2m

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a strong fragrance

Large-Flowered Yesterday-Today-And-Tomorrow Overview

This beautiful tree-like shrub is best known for its display of purple, lavender and white impatiens-like flowers as well as for its delightful scent. It makes a lovely specimen plant and is great planted near a window or entrance where the fragrance can be appreciated.

Common problems with Large-Flowered Yesterday-Today-And-Tomorrow

Yellow leaves can be an indicator of alkaline soil or lack of Magnesium. Add epsom salts! Pests include mealy bugs and red spider mites.

    How to harvest Large-Flowered Yesterday-Today-And-Tomorrow

    Pick fragrant flowers when open and bring them indoors to fill the area with it's lovely fragrance.

    How to propagate Large-Flowered Yesterday-Today-And-Tomorrow

    Cuttings

    Take 15 cm cuttings in late spring. Remove the bottom third of leaves and dip into hormone rooting powder. Place in potting soil in a bright airy position. Keep moist.

    Special features of Large-Flowered Yesterday-Today-And-Tomorrow

    Attracts useful insects

    Including butterflies.

    Attractive flowers

    The purple flowers fade to lilac and then white over a period of three days.

    Attractive leaves

    Other uses of Large-Flowered Yesterday-Today-And-Tomorrow

    Medicinal

    The amazonian tribes used this plant to treat fevers, arthritis, snake bites and yellow fever.