If sweet fragrance is what you want to fill your conservatory along with almost year round flowering this this could be just for you. A moderately fast growing tropical shrub from Brazil, Yesterday-today-and-tomorrow produces an abundance of purple flowers that fade to pale lavender and then to white, which is, where it gets it’s common name from. Evergreen if kept under heated glass it is usually in bloom from late February through to early December. If you are going to attempt to keep it under cold glass or even attempt leaving it outside for the winter then it will lose it’s foliage. Hardiness wise we have had it recover from short spells of -5 centigrade and fully recover after mild winters outside but lower temperatures or prolonged cold seems to kill it outright.
Plant in a moist but well drained, humus rich compost in full sun if outside, part shade and out of direct midday summer sun if growing under glass. Mature plants can reach up to 2.5 metres in height with a similar spread but pot grown plants tend to remain much smaller. Pinch out growing tips regularly to maintain compact growth. Feed with a balanced NPK fertilizer every two weeks from early spring until late autumn.
Sent as a young plant in a 9cm pot,