Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow (Brunfelsia pauciflora)

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9a -6.7 °C (20 °F) to -3.9 °C (25 °F)
Plant Height: 4-6 feet
Plant Spread: 3-4 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: Purple
Multi-Color: Purple fading to lavender and then to white
Flower Time: Spring
Summer
Fall
Underground structures: Taproot
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Toxicity: Leaves are poisonous
Other: Seeds are poisonous
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem

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Comments:
Posted by zuzu (Northern California - Zone 9a) on Nov 8, 2011 9:11 PM

This lovely shrub is commonly called Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow because of the three colors of its blooms. They start out purple (yesterday), fade to lavender (today), and then to white (tomorrow). All three colors are present on the shrub at the same time. The blooms are fragrant. Although the shrub is typically 4-6 feet tall, I like to keep mine pruned down to 3 feet to improve the shape of the shrub.

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