Brunfelsia paucifora

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M Farooq
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Brunfelsia paucifora

Post by M Farooq » July 4th, 2013, 4:28 am

Botanical Name Brunfelsia pauciflora, Brunfelsia americana
Family Solanaceae
Local Name in Urdu Does not exist
Common Name Yesterday-today,tomorrow
Life Cycle Evergreen
Cultivar Name NA
Category(Bush/Vine/Tree) Bush
Height 1-2 feet
Spacing No special requirment
Flowering Months Summer
Flower Color ABC
Growing Areas Warm regions
Frost Tender Yes
Exposure Semi shade, full sun may bleach the leaves light yellow
Soil pH Acidic soil
Propagation Air layering, stem cutting
Uses Ornamental
Other Details Brunfelsia is aptly named as yesterday today tomorrow because 3 coloured flowers are simultaneously present on a single plant. The new flower is deep purple, the next day it turns light purple, and on the third day it is white. This plant can be adapted anywhere where the weather is like Karachi. The flowers are sweetly scented. A solitary plant in good condition will cover itself with hundreds of flowers. The seeds, if formed, are toxic. Interestingly enough, the plant belongs to the potato family. Almost pest free except occasional aphids.

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Re: Brunfelsia paucifora

Post by Munir » July 4th, 2013, 7:52 am

Is it also known as Francisia? Or do they look alike ?

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Re: Brunfelsia paucifora

Post by Hamad Ahmed Kisana » July 4th, 2013, 7:53 am

yes sir lacally it is called francissia.

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