The unusual popular name of this medium-sized shrub becomes clear to anyone who observes it over the course of two or three days. Its tubular fragrant flowers change from purple to lavender and then to white over a three day period (First they open as rich lavender blue; then they change to pale lavender and finally to almost white before they fall). Then all three colors can be seen on the same plant.
Brunfelsia grandiflora ( Yesterday-Today-Tomorrow) is a large shrub of the nightshade family, native to Brazil. This particular species is the fast growing, and can reach a height up to 5-10 ft tall, but is a slower growing than many of its relatives. It is an evergreen with glossy green leaves and can display a stunning display of pink, white and off-white flowers in the late autumn and late winter. The flowers are star-shaped, appear in clusters and can fill the garden with a sweet and delicate fragrance. It also attracts hummingbirds, butterflues and other pollinators to its soft petals.
The Brunfelsia grandiflora performs best when grown in USDA Zone 9-11 in the US and requires regular water in most climates. This shrub can tolerate a mature plant's temperature down to at least 30F for a short period of time. It's a great choice for a garden bed or border background and can also be grown in large pots with a rich soil and well-drained soil. In cooler region it best grown in pots near the entrance or close to a window, as it can easily adapts to partial shade or semi-shade environment.
Brunfelsia grandiflora is a drought tolerant plant and requires minimal care. It can do well with regular watering and occasional fertilizing, as well as removal of faded flowers and leaves. With enough sun and moisture it will certainly be able to thrive and become a great addition to any garden.
All parts of a plant are toxic, especially roots and fruits, to a lesser degree leaves.