Yesterday, today, and tomorrow is a beautiful flowering shrub with a dense, upright crown.
Native to Paraguay, Argentina, and Brasil, it thrives in the tropics. Showy flowers are prominently displayed at the branch tips. Also called kiss-me-quick, flowers are born purple, fading to lavender, and then fading to white. The result is three different colored flowers on the same plant simultaneously, hence the common names. They are fragrant night and day, and the scent is phenomenal! Blooming begins in winter when little else is flowering (except invasive bronze leaf clerodendrum).
Yesterday, today, and tomorrow does best with some shade. It profusely flowers when in cramped conditions, like in a rootbound in a pot. Prune heavily after flowering to encourage robust growth and more flowers next season. More branches equal more flowers. It is slightly wind tolerant. Parts of the plant are toxic to animals and cause allergies in humans.
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- Toxic to animals and humans