BRUNFELSIA JAMAICENSIS

BRUNFELSIA JAMAICENSIS

FAMILY :: SOLANACEAE
An endangered species from the Blue Mts. of Jamaica with large, whitish, heavily scented flowers (at night). Requires warmth (above 60º f. at night) to flower.

CESTRUM NOCTURNUM

CESTRUM NOCTURNUM

FAMILY :: SOLANACEAE
NIGHT BLOOMING ‘JASMINE': As I write this I have one of these plants in front of me, sitting on top of the computer. It has many clusters of 1-2″ light green/white, five-pointed, star-mouthed trumpets “shouting” at me the sweetest, most intoxicating musk scent I’ve ever smelled in a flower.

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A friend who grew up in the Southern USA said it’s dangerous to have one of these shrubs growing outside your bedroom window. He wouldn’t say why; that’s the kind of guy he is. He thinks you should already know, or if you don’t, you should be able to figure it out with a minimum of hints. Grows easily and well in a pot as a house plant. Blooms December through April in northern climates and almost year-round in tropical climes.

CESTRUM PARQUI

CESTRUM PARQUI

FAMILY :: SOLANACEAE
WILLOW-LEAFED JESSAMINE: A tender shrub to 6′ tall, with greenish/yellow night-scented flowers and narrow dark green leaves. The hardiest Cestrum listed here. From Chile.