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Cestrum nocturnum, Night Blooming Jasmine, Queen of the Night, Night Jessamine, Lady of the Night

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 Cestrum nocturnum
Family: Solanaceae
Night Blooming Jasmine, Queen of the Night, Night Jessamine, Lady of the Night
Origin: Tropical America and the West Indies
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterWhite/off-white flowersYellow/orange flowersFragrantEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.Attracts butterflies, hummingbirdsPoisonous or toxicSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short timeSeaside, salt tolerant plant

Night Blooming Jasmine is one of the most famous and desirable fragrant plants. Flowers are pale yellow to white, open at night and stay extremely fragrant untill sunrise. Aroma is sweet, pleasant and intoxicating. These flowers are widely used in India and other countries of South Asia for perfumery, medicinal applications and in religious ceremonies. Some parts of the plant are poisonous. Growth habit: bushy shrub that can be trimmed as a hedge or forms nice round shape if you let it go. When you plant Night Blooming Jasmine, make sure to water it regularly until established. Best location will be near driveway, window or entrance, where the magic fragrance can be appreciated.


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Joseline
Rwanda
USDA Zone:T
25 Apr 2016
I like its sweetest fragrance at night
J H
Seattle, WA
20 Feb 2015
I bought this from Top Tropicals about a year ago and had a great experience. Living in Seattle, I realize that this plant isn't getting its ideal conditions. However, I've successfully kept in indoors as a houseplant for two winters now, took it outside in the summer, and Iíve have had no problems. Here's what I've learned about the Lady of the Night:

1) She's pretty easy to care for, and she seems resistant to the other diseases that plague my other house plants. She is a very fast grower.

2) The one exception to this is watering: if you let the soil get even a little bit dry, or god help you, you let more than 24 hours elapse during the summer without a thorough watering, this little drama queen will cast her hand on her brow and swoon melodramatically like an opera diva on opening night.

3) You will not see flowers unless you can get a lot of sun on her--and I mean a lot. I got her to bloom in Seattle, but it took some planning to make sure she was in the absolute sunniest spot in the yard--remember, drama queen.

4) When the flowers come, they come in spades. Seriously, it's astounding--the plant just erupts, and the scent is staggeringly powerful. You think I'm exaggerating. Bring her inside at night, and the scent will fill your whole house. The scent is syrupy sweet and delicious, but it's strong enough that it's probably a good thing it only comes out at night. I defy anyone to look me in the eye and tell me she doesn't smell almost exactly like grape Pez candy!
carl litel
Indianapolis IN USA
31 May 2014
I have a jasmine from India given to me by a dear departed friend. How can I find which one it is ?
Liz Evans
San Diego, CA USA
20 Apr 2014
Night Blooming Jasmine nearly ruined my wedding, as several years ago it was blooming around our neighborhood and I did not realize I was allergic to it. I developed bronchitis, and ended up in the hospital with breathing problems. I lost at least 12 lbs.======Finally, a great doctor gave me a great anti-allergy pill (the equivalent to today's Chlortrimeton) and it prevented further attacks. =====Whenever we go walking, we now have to avoid the neighborhood where it grows, especially now in CA., April to about September.
nicole
port saint lucie Florida usa
24 Mar 2014
When I first moved here I noticed a peculiar scent at night. Everywhere. The whole city/town smells like it. It reminded me of the smell of an empty can of soda left in a hot car for weeks. I thought it might have been garbage. It made me sick to my stomach. It is sweet and gross at the same time. It makes me nauseous. Come to find out, its night blooming jasmine. Which everyone seems to love here, or doesn't even notice it because they're so used to it. Well, ive lived here for 2 years, and I still hate it. Its disgusting, makes me want to throw up. And its EVERYWHERE.... ive moved several times all over Port Saint Lucie, and it just fills the air at night no matter where you go... I dont know how people like this smell. If you cant get enough of it, move here. I would rather smell methane at night than this... yuck!
Nelly
G. Prairie, Texas
USDA Zone:8.
28 Oct 2013
Growing up I was very familiar with this particular plant. It smells okay. Not as heavenly as been described. Instead I find that Sambac Jasmine smells better. And regardless of the time of day or night!
For variety sake would be great. Therefore , Don't get me wrong! Being afraid of attracting snakes reading what I had just read I am still contemplating whether to get one or not?
Frank
Titusville fl
USDA Zone:9b
28 Mar 2013
I have grown centrum nocturnum over time & have a large one in my back yard. It dies when temp is lower than .30 but always comes back. Fragrance is extraordinary reaching several blocks away
J.Panda
19 Dec 2012
The fragrance of the plant is very unpredictable. In fact, research is required in this area and there is a need to create more cultivars.
THOMAS IZZO
miami, fl. usa
USDA Zone:9/1
6 Aug 2012
i have two night blooming jasmines. hardly any scent at all. one in the past so fragrant it filled the air. the bugs loved it so much it was always half eaten. i pulled it up and gave it away. wish i had it back. dont know what to do to encourage odor.
Cloma Thompson
Nocona,Texas USA
USDA Zone:8
19 Jun 2012
I live in zone 8 would love to have a night blooming Jasmine. My daughter has one, she didn't know if it would grow in North central Texas. Does anyone know about this plant and night blooming Jasmine.
CM TREASE
AUSTRALIA
USDA Zone:SUB
4 Jan 2012
THIS PLANT IS A HIGHLY POISONOUS (LIVER FAILURE & SUDDEN DEATH) TO SHEEP AND GOATS SO BE CAREFUL WHERE YOU PLANT IT.
Chanchal Maitra
Gangarampur, S. Dinajpur, West Bengal, India
4 Nov 2010
Very nice shrub. Easy to grow but stagnant water and fungus are fatal to it. I could not believe my eyes when I saw this plant to grow just like a small tree- nearly 12ft tall and spreading a nearly 8 to 10ft canopy with a good woody trunk. Very fast grower and well feeder. For pot well drained rich soil, regular balanced manure and pruning does the best. In ground it may grow into a nice 8ft tall bushy shrub within a year if fed well. Sitting near the shrub in full bloom in the evening for an hour or so on shall make anyone drowsy.
Oh! Newly married? Plant it near the window of ur bedroom. Trust , it shall make u romantic and later wild.
Few facts- the more fed, the taller or bushier and the more bloom and the depper night the deeper fragrant. For best result plant new cutting after 4 or 5 years.
If ur soil lacks micro- elements and balanced NPK , it may not be so highly fragrant.
alka
FL
USDA Zone:10a
16 Oct 2010
OK, I made a comment about snakes around Cestrum Nocturnum earlier- I saw one on mine today. Mine is fairly large bush in backyard. I also have a smaller Cestrum Nocturnum in front on the same side of house.I am just spooked even though snake appeared harmless.Might remove the larger bush at least.Reluctant to remove second one, scent is so heavenly when it blooms.
Myth came true.
Warren LeVake
Golden Valley, Mn, USA
USDA Zone:4
3 Aug 2010
I recently purchased a night blooming jasmine and have had the plant 3 weeks.. When I received the plant it did not look that great, however now looks great and has tons of flowers which open in the evening, however no fragrance.. could the plant still be adjusting.. For the summer the plant is in the patio, however will have to be brought indoors in the fall..
herve boyer
4 Apr 2010
whats up with your jasmine/nightblooming
Christopher
Chicago
21 Sep 2009
We've had one for many years now. We plant it in the front garden every spring but bring it indoors during the winter. We just put it in the basement and care for it with occasional watering. It comes back beautifully every year. It seems to bud and flower with the cycles of the new and full moons (but this may be just our guessing). It blooms into late October here. The scent is so pervasive in our area that it attracts neighbors.
alka
FL, USA
USDA Zone:10a
2 Sep 2009
Amazing plant. You will not smell anything if you stick your nose to flower. However the air around the plant and for several feet becomes sweetly perfumed.I bring a small branch with buds ready to open, inside house and place it in a small vase with water. The buds open up to tiny flowers and it perfumes a large area of the house.
Common folklore in India says that it attracts snakes. Now, I have seen snakes in the areas where it grows but then these areas are full of plants so I do not know if this plant is to blame or the crowd of plants.
Peter
ventura ca
USDA Zone:?
15 Aug 2009
I am wanting to buy some local plants for local folks. Night blooming jasmin, stephenoits, tubarose jade plant Please let me know I am will ti trade orchic species Thanks
Tabbie
Michigan, USA
USDA Zone:5b
13 Feb 2009
This plant is not hardy outdoors here during the winter months, but a large plant kept indoors during the cold months and placed outside during the summer will bloom profusely two or three times during the summer. The scent is definitely intoxicating. Smelling the blossoms up close makes me dizzy, and I almost swoon. Some people hate the scent because it is so overpoweringly strong and sweet. I quite like it. The scent tends to travel around the neighborhood and hangs in the air. The flowers open in the evening and become fragrant shortly thereafter. The later at night it gets, the more scented the flowers become. The scent disappears completely in the morning. I tend to suffer from allergies, both seasonal and nonseasonal, but I must say this plant has never triggered an allergic response in me. It could pose a risk, however, for those of you who suffer from migraines. Overall, I think this is a great plant for anyone wishing to experience a most amazing and powerful scent. I find it to be indescribably delicious.
Diane Hearn
Tennessee, USA
USDA Zone:7
18 Nov 2008
I am a 3rd generation raising these wonderful fragranced plants. They grow quite fast, usually starting from a 1 gallon plant, they will grow into a 5 gallon potted plant within a period from spring to the end of summer.
In southern California, they can stay in the ground all year long, and will come back into bloom each year and grow larger. Some plants I have seen were as big as 5' tall.
Moving to Tennessee with winters into the teens, night blooming jasmine can be kept in pots and wheeled indoors for the winter, to be brought out again in May, through October, and will need to be re-potted each year.
When put by a sliding door, the fragrance will woft through the house each night as the wind blows. When planted under bedroom windows sleep is heavenly.
Zaia I.
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
USDA Zone:6
12 Jul 2008
This would have to be the most fragrant plant on the face of the earth! It's hard to imagine those little white, barely attractive flowers can exude that much fragrance! It is sweet to the point where you could just close your eyes and be taken to a tropical dream! Even the "Night Queen" incense that is supposed to smell like it doesn't even do it justice. I have friends and family who have heard me ramble on about Cestrum nocturnum who probably can't wait for me to shut up about it. It's become somewhat of an obsession. I have a plant, my parents do, my in-laws, friends of the family. It's nuts. As far as the poster who wants to give their plant away, I will take it off your hands and we'll both be happy! I'm even contemplating getting a tattoo of it, wild eh?
Trista
Ypsilanti, MI USA
USDA Zone:6a
22 May 2008
I bought this plant several years ago and it just won't die. I heard it was powerfully fragrant, and it is. It's where the term "sickeningly sweet" originated. I pull off all of the buds so I don't have to smell it, it truly makes me a bit nauseated. Just a few small flowers will fill my entire backyard with overpowering sick-sweet. Someday I'll pass this poor thing along to someone who will care for it and nurture it, but for now it sits unhappy in a pot, moving indoors in winter, and out again in the spring. I hate it, but feel sorry for it, so can't get rid of it. I've rooted cuttings and given them away with the warning to keep it far from the house, maybe it's more tolerable like that. So, fair warning--this plant has scent enough to knock over a horse!
Uday
Fort Worth, TX
USDA Zone:8
10 Apr 2008
I have been looking for this plant for couple of years for now. Being from India, I have always missed this around my home. Finally I found it here and now Its in my back yard, seems to be doing good. I hope it will come out just as it did back home.
Linda Arnold
Lake Placid, Florida
USDA Zone:9B
13 Dec 2007
I have a plant that looks just like this picture and is a night-blooming jasmine. It is planted next to my bedroom window and the scent is fantastic when it blooms. You can smell it far away, we love it. Maybe some of these plants do not have a scent so I am lucky this one does.
nichelle
berkeley, ca, alameda
24 Jul 2007
I live in Berkeley CA, and this plant seems to be growing in my neighborhood. I regret to say "IHATE THIS PLANT" it has created misery in my life. My allergies are sooooooo bad because of this plant. At about 8pm at night it blooms and my life becomes a living hell. I don't know which neighbors have it, but if I ever find out!!!!!!
Franklin Albuquerque
Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil
USDA Zone:sub
28 Feb 2007
Guys, I love my night-queen so much, that i often cry when it blooms....The scent is simply breathtaking! As far as I´m concerned, that is no way a Cestrum Nocturnum would produce flowers with no smell, since that would jeopardize its reproduction. Check again if you all have the same plant and if your noses are ok... just kidding... hehehe
tom devany
miami fla
1 Aug 2006
I have a night blooming jasmin the leaves are eaten up... to use ?? safer soap??? or what
Marianne
Fort Myers, FL, USA
USDA Zone:10
2 May 2006
I have the night blooming jasmine. It had a wonderful scent the first week and then the leaves started turning yellow and began to drop and the plant no longer had scent, though there were still many flowers left. I watered and pampered it, but to date, still no scent!
Afzal
ENGLAND
USDA Zone:ind
13 Jan 2006
RE cestrum

Does anyone have suggestions on how to obtain seeds locally in England? Also my plant is indoors during winter but sheds its leaves and side branches seem to die. Any suggestions.
Prakash Sathe
IL
USDA Zone:5
1 Apr 2005
I love the scent of the flowers this plant produces. Is it possible to grow it outside in my zone? I do not want to keep it indoors for the reason of space crunch.
Jane Ripley
michigan
28 Feb 2005
I have similar scent issues also with the night bloomer..... mainly the scent but it has bloomed in the one month I have purchased it.... i'll have to wait and smell later....haaha
Baerwolf Wrothgod
Gig Harbor, WA
USDA Zone:wet
5 Nov 2004
Some people have complaints about this plant not having a scent at all...maybe it just dont like you. It doesnt like words like wonderful, and it doesnt like to be cut for propogation.
Baerwolf Wrothgod
5 Nov 2004
Some people have complaints about this plant not having a scent at all...maybe it just dont like you. It doesnt like words like wonderful, and it doesnt like to be cut for propogation.
home vixen
san francisco
USDA Zone:?11
20 Oct 2004
cestrum on a deck here blooms wonderfully and doesn't drop its leaves. in response to the poster about no fragrance. are you absolutely sure it's the right plant? there are some which are very similar to this but of course no fragrance.

are the flowers the same - they will be closed in the day and open when it's dark (to release fragrance as they are pollinated by a night flying insect).

maybe take a cutting of it (preferably with flower) to a garden center or post a picture here and i'll try to help.

i don't mean to question you but i've never encountered a night jessamine with no fragrance and i'm sure there's nothing wrong with your sense of smell as you'd smell this a mile off!

Peggy Droesch
San Rafael, CA, USA
USDA Zone:9?
31 Aug 2004
I'm in Sunset Zone 15, not sure how that correlates to the USDA zones--- frosts not unusual; summer heat to the high 90's; low-mod. humidity; no rain from Apr. - Nov. Plant images are a match to the plants I grow here, same insignificant flowers w/ powerful night fragrance. Have seen this described as evergreen, it isn't here; winters are cold/wet enough to make it drop most of its leaves, but it comes back every spring. Very low-maintenance other than one annual hard pruning; no fertilizer; doesn't seem to need more than incidental water. Easy to propagate (soft-wood cuttings). I take cuttings for the house & to start new plants from July through September.
monica
east dorset, vt
USDA Zone:5
15 Aug 2004
has there been a response to this query?
JEAN C MILLER
Matlacha, FLORIDA, USA
USDA Zone:10
7 Jul 2004
I was thrilled to find this plant, and visually it matches in every way the appearance of the fragrant shrub that I wanted. It has flowered, and looks very healthy, but there is absolutely no fragrance whatsoever, day or night, when in bloom. Is this a visual "double" that I have, or can you possibly explain why my plant has absolutely no fragrance, please? Thank you very much.


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Night blooming jasmine. Garden favorite - the sweetest fragrance at night is intoxicating.
One of the most famous and desirable fragrant plants. Flowers are pale yellow to white, open at night and stay extremely fragrant until sunrise. Aroma is sweet, pleasant and intoxicating. These flowers are widely used in India and other countries of South Asia for perfumery, medicinal applications and in religious ceremonies. Best location will be near driveway, window or entrance, where the magic fragrance can be appreciated.
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Cestrum nocturnum - Night Blooming Jasmine, 3 gal pot

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Cestrum nocturnum - Night blooming jasmine. Garden favorite - the sweetest fragrance at night is intoxicating.
One of the most famous and desirable fragrant plants. Flowers are pale yellow to white, open at night and stay extremely fragrant until sunrise. Aroma is sweet, pleasant and intoxicating. These flowers are widely used in India and other countries of South Asia for perfumery, medicinal applications and in religious ceremonies. Best location will be near driveway, window or entrance, where the magic fragrance can be appreciated.
RECOMMENDED FERTILIZERS:
Pink N Good Daily Plant Food - Flower Booster
Tropical Allure - Smart-Release Booster
This item is certified for shipping to California.
California certification

Most of our plants are certified for shipping to California, however, certain plants are not certified. Please do not order not-certified plants to California addresses. These plants may be added to CA certification in the future; please contact us for more information.



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