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Brunfelsia lactea, Lady of the night

Brunfelsia lactea

Lady of the night
Family: Solanaceae
Origin: Puerto Rico
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall shrub 2-5 ftSemi-shadeRegular waterWhite/off-white flowersFragrantAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsPoisonous or toxicSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Shrub with vanilla colored blooms that are very fragrant at night. Flowers tend to be larger and more prolific than Brunfelsia nitida. Blooms in light shade like most Brunfelsias. Fruit: Round capsule contaning many seeds. Season: On and off all year. Specimen plant. All parts of a plant are toxic, especially roots and fruits, to a lesser degree leaves.

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