Also known as
Morning-Noon-And-Night, Brazil Raintree, Verbleikblom (Afr.)
3 years to reach maturity
This plant has a strong fragrance
The profusion of purple, lavender and white flowers which cover this bush from early spring through summer, together with its intoxicating fragrance make this a popular shrub. It is virtually disease free and requires little maintenance besides regular watering and monthly fertilizing. An added bonus is that it attracts butterflies to the garden.
Common problems with Yesterday-Today-And-Tomorrow
Red spider mite, whitefly, thrips and mealybug.
Yesterday-Today-And-Tomorrow Companion Plants
Brunfelsia pauciflora makes a good companion to Rhododendron (Azaleas) and Fuchsia species (Fuchsias). Grow it with Cineraria (Cinerarias) or Muscari species (Grape hyacinths) placed at its feet to enhance the colour of its blooms.
How to harvest Yesterday-Today-And-Tomorrow
Pick fragrant flowers when open to fill a room with it's wonderful scent.
How to propagate Yesterday-Today-And-Tomorrow
Take 10 cm cuttings of new growth in spring. Dip into hormone rooting powder. Plant in compost rich soil in a pot and place in bright filtered light. New growth should appear in four to six weeks.
Special features of Yesterday-Today-And-Tomorrow
Attracts useful insects
Attracts insects like butterflies.
This is a good container plant. Feed regularly and prune lightly to keep compact.
Can make a fragrant hedge or clipped into soft shapes like spheres.
The flower starts purple with a white throat, fading to lavender and finally to white.
Other uses of Yesterday-Today-And-Tomorrow
Brunfelsia pauciflora make beautiful garden or potted plants. Grow them close to your home to enjoy their lovely fragrance.
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