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Head-turner, fragrant flowering shrubs: Brunfelsia americana [Solanaceae] “Lady-of-the-Night’
My ‘Lady of the Night’ is in full bloom again (previously April 20 and October 10, 2017 ) and now, February 22, 2018. This shrub is stunning when in flower and the bonus (to some people it is a tad too much) is it is super-fragrant in the evening, sort of a spicy oriental?, clove,
cinnamon, hard to describe wafting fragrance, hence the cultivar name, ‘Lady-of-the-Night’. The flowers open creamy white and in a few days go yellowish. They have a 3.4 to 4.0 inch narrow, tubular base which opens into a 2 to 2.5 inch diameter flower. Requires more acidic soil and organic matter. It may grow to 8 to 10 feet; moderately slow grower and tolerates some shade to full sun. Mine is inside a semi-shady lanai. Zones 9b to 11.