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Brunfelsia pauciflora 'Floribunda'

This profuse bloomer lives up to its name by opening deep violet, turning to light violet, then white, all in three days! Make it the star of a dappled shade shrub border, plant near walkways, or mass as a showy privacy screen. Easily pruned to fit in smaller garden beds or containers. Evergreen in frost-free areas.
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Filtered sun, Partial shade, Partial sun

Water regularly; maintain semi-moist soil.


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Botanical Pronunciationbrun-FELZ-ee-uh paw-sih-FLOR-uh flor-ih-BUN-duh
LoreNative to the subtropics of South America, brunfelsias prefer summer rainfall or irrigation and acidic soil, so mulch with pine-needles, peat moss, cocoa coir, or azalea/camellia compost around their bases to conserve moisture and provide acidity. Like citrus, gardenias, the leaves can fade to yellow when faced with an element deficiency. To easily correct this, supplement regular feeding with a microelement fertilizer such epsom salts (magnesium sulphate). Like many members of the nightshade family, the berries of this plant are toxic if ingested.
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 3 to 8 ft. tall, 4 to 6 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeHeaviest in spring, intermittently in summer.
Design IdeasThis shrub can grow to rather large proportions in the shade where it simultaneously bears flowers in white, lavender and purple. It is a rare source of blue tones among tropical plants and is a reliable performer in all but the hottest climates. Grow as foundation planting between windows and along a wall on north or east exposures. Gang plants into a background for a shady fountain or small pocket 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, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorPurple
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleCottage, Rustic, Tropical
Growth HabitUpright
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Hedge, Privacy Screen
Light NeedsFiltered sun, Partial shade, Partial sun
Special FeatureAttracts Butterflies, Easy Care, Ornamental Berries, Benefits Birds
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly; maintain semi-moist soil.
Companion PlantsLilyturf (Liriope); Elephant Ear (Colocasia); Fern (Asplenium); Star Jasmine (Tracheospermum); Princess Flower (Tibouchina)

Provide enriched, slightly acidic soil. Sun tolerant, but best sheltered from harsh sunlight in hot summer areas. Water regularly during first growing season to establish deep, extensive root system. Feed with an acid fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. Mulch to conserve moisture. Easily kept at 3 to 4 ft. tall. Prune annually, after flowering.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 9-11

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