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Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

Brunfelsia pauciflora

Description:

small, fragrant flowers open a deep mauve, change to lavender and finally fade to white, giving a beautiful display of different colours concurrently. It is evergreen and grows best in warm, frost-free acid conditions alongside plants such as azaleas or hydrangeas, out of full sun. It is considered half-hardy and grows up to 2.5 m high.

Habitat:

Brunfelsia pauciflora is a species of plant native to the woodlands of Brazil, and cultivated for its flowers. It is most common between central and sub-tropical America, and is also popular in southern Africa, where it is known as the Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow plant. This is because the small, fragrant flowers open a deep mauve, change to lavender and finally fade to white, giving a beautiful display of different colours concurrently. It is evergreen and grows best in warm, frost-free acid conditions alongside plants such as azaleas or hydrangeas, out of full sun. It is considered half-hardy and grows up to 2.5 m high.

Notes:

Has been growing around the base of a tree in my front yard for several years.

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Jake Barnes
Spotted by
Jake Barnes

Prairie View, Texas, USA

Spotted on Mar 28, 2012
Submitted on Mar 28, 2012

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