Brunfelsia Yesterday-Today-Tomorrow is a delightful compact evergreen shrub which provides a brilliant display of colour in Spring and into early Summer. The beautifully fragrant flowers of Brunfelsia Yesterday-Today-Tomorrow start as a beautiful deep purple colour, fading to a mauve or lilac colour, and ultimately white. This Brunfelsia variety has earned the common name Yesterday-Today-Tomorrow as at any given time during the flowering season, the plant will be covered with flowers of purple, mauve and white, providing a spectacular and somewhat intriguing display of colour.
This variety of Brunfelsia Yesterday-Today-Tomorrow is a modern variety, therefore produces more compact growth and fragrant flowers than the more common species varieties of Brunfelsia, sometimes incorrectly referred to as Brunsfelsia.
Brunfelsia Yesterday-Today-Tomorrow is also suitable as a bonsai, provided the seeds are germinated in either Jiffy pellets for a shallow compact root system, or in a low-organic matter soil to ensure the plants are not very vigorous. If the young plants are not being started in Jiffy pellets, the tap-root should either be snipped or curled (J-rooted) within the first 8 - 12 weeks of germination, to ensure the plant remains optimally suited for bonsai.
Advantages of Brunfelsia Yesterday-Today-Tomorrow
Compact evergreen shrub
Brilliant display of Spring colour
Attractive landscaping variety
Suitable as a specimen
Ideal as bonsai plant
1 - 1.5 m height in 3 years, but can grow as tall as 2m over the years
1 m apart is suitable planting distance (as a screen) though these are generally planted as features
Suitable for full sun
Drought and waterlogged-soil tolerant once established
Suitable for pots and will grow in most regions of Australia
Hardy evergreen shrub
Seed Sowing Instructions
Easy to follow seed propagation notes are provided with every seed purchase
Seeds of this variety are best started in seed raising mix or Jiffy® pellets before planting into the garden
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