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Brunfelsia pauciflora

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The profusion of purple, lavender and white flowers which cover this bush from early spring through summer, together with its intoxicating fragrance make this a popular shrub. It is virtually disease free and requires little maintenance besides regular watering and monthly fertilizing. An added bonus is that it attracts butterflies to the garden.
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Planning

Difficulty

Moderate

Flowering time

Spring, Summer

Fruiting time

Summer

Harvesting

Pick fragrant flowers when open to fill a room with it's wonderful scent.

Propagation

Cuttings

Take 10 cm cuttings of new growth in spring. Dip into hormone rooting powder. Plant in compost rich soil in a pot and place in bright filtered light. New growth should appear in four to six weeks.

Special features

Attracts useful insects

Attracts insects like butterflies.

Pot plant

This is a good container plant. Feed regularly and prune lightly to keep compact.

Hedge plant

Can make a fragrant hedge or clipped into soft shapes like spheres.

Attractive flowers

The flower starts purple with a white throat, fading to lavender and finally to white.

Special features

Origin

Brazil

Natural climate

Subtropical, temperate

Environment

Light

Full Sun, Partial Shade, Partial Sun

Soil moisture

Moist

Soil type

Loam, Sand

Soil PH preference

Acid

Frost hardiness

Half-Hardy

Uses

Ornamental

Brunfelsia pauciflora make beautiful garden or potted plants. Grow them close to your home to enjoy their lovely fragrance.

Personality

Family

Solanaceae

Flower colour

Purple, White

Scent

Strong

Problems

Red spider mite, whitefly, thrips and mealybug.

Related Problems

Companion plants

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