Name That Plant XI Answer: Lady of the Night
September 1, 2010
Lady of the Night, Brunfelsia americana
You’ll want to find the perfect spot for this plant so you can enjoy its wonderfully fragrant nighttime blooms. The fragrance has been compared to jasmine but with a hint of cloves and cinnamon. Native to the Caribbean, it is rated for zones 9A-11 and produces more flowers in humid conditions. Lady of the Night is typically classified as a shrub but may resemble a small, thin tree at maturity. It can be grown in full sun or part shade and should be protected from wind and late afternoon sun if possible. Lady of the Night may also be grown indoors, but it is a member of the nightshade family and all parts are toxic, so keep away from children and pets.
Our Garden Shoppe has one gallon containers of Lady of the Night for $10. Some of the plants are already blooming so you will smell the aroma that first night. And don’t forget, Estates members receive 10% of all their purchases, including Garden Shoppe items.