Magnificent Brunfelsia

Brunfelsia magnifica

SKU
01343
Create an impressive display of flowers and foliage with this tropical looking plant. An abundance of large, violet-purple blooms that last four to five days appear nearly year-round. A showy foundation plant or accent specimen. Evergreen.
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Botanical Pronunciationbrun-FELZ-ee-uh mag-NIF-ih-kuh
Average Size at MaturitySlowly reaches 4 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeProlifically in spring and fall; sporadically, year-round.
Design IdeasThis unique shrub bears flowers in white, lavender and purple hues simultaneously. It is a rare source of blue tones among tropical plants and is a reliable performer in all but the hottest climates. Grow as a foundation planting where it can be seen from indoors. Make it a central feature of a filtered shade garden. Use next to doorways or at gates to appreciate it up close. Grows rather well under the canopies of large conifers.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeFragrant, Long Bloom Season, Repeat Flowering, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorPurple
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleCottage, Tropical
Growth HabitErect
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseBorder, Hedge, Mass Planting, Specimen
Light NeedsPartial sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureEasy Care, Gift Plant, North American Native Selection, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Year-round Interest
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

Provide enriched, slightly acidic soil with mulch to conserve moisture. Shelter from harsh afternoon sun exposure. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Feed with an acid fertilizer in early spring. For a formal appearance, prune annually after flowering.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 9 - 11

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