Lady of the Night
Brunfelsia jamaicensis

Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Brunfelsia (brun-FELZ-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: jamaicensis (ja-may-KEN-sis) (Info)

Category:

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Mid Fall

Foliage:

Evergreen

Other details:

Flowers are fragrant

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From semi-hardwood cuttings

From hardwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Redondo Beach, California

Big Pine Key, Florida

Brooksville, Florida

Fort Lauderdale, Florida (2 reports)

Lake Worth, Florida

Honolulu, Hawaii

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Apr 26, 2010, morabeza79 from Honolulu (upper Mānoa), HI (Zone 11) wrote:

Fantastic fragrant ornamental. Still quite rare in Hawai'i gardens where the most common Brunfelsia cultivated is B. americana. My friend has an old one in his garden in Wai'alae and it sets seed and produces volunteers. His climate is warm and dry and is growing adjacent to racks of Pachypodium and other Madagascar Euphorbia growing in pots. I don't know if more than one clone is necessary to make seed, but I sort of doubt it.

Positive

On Nov 25, 2009, LidijaM from Belgrade
wrote:

I love it! I sow seeds in January 2009, sprung up after 2-3 weeks. The first flower I saw in November. Smells heavenly! Likes full sun, but avoid midday and requires lots of water during the season.