Under The Jakfruit Tree

Lady of the Night is a shrub in the Brunfelsia genus that has large white tubular flowers that give off a spicy vanilla fragrance in the evening, thus the descriptive common name. There are generally three species for sale in S. Florida. Brunfelsia nitida is probably the most common, and most compact of the three. B. lactea and B. americana are more upright in growth habit and both can reach 5-8′. All three species have identical sized creamy white flowers that give off a fragrance in the evening. For this reason, most people like planting this shrub near swimming pools or patios where they may congregate in the evening.

Richard Lyons Nursery usually has all three species available.

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