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Yesterday-today-tomorrow--I have 2 kinds

Posted by socks12345 Zone 9 (My Page) on
Sat, Oct 23, 10 at 17:09

Hi--

I have two yesterday-today-tomorrow plants in pots. One has light green leaves, the other has wider darker leaves. I would like to take one to plant at the school where I work, but I'm not sure if they have different sun requirements and if they grow to different sizes.

Can anyone give me any information about the differences
between these two plants?

Susan


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RE: Yesterday-today-tomorrow--I have 2 kinds

The lighter/smaller one is probably a dwarf. I have both kinds.
The dwarf will only get to about 3 feet tall but the other can get rather large. I've seen it on a trellis, but my regular one is in a pot cuz it needs more shade than any spot in the ground I have.
Light requirements are about the same...just morning sun or it will fry unless you are along the coast.


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RE: Yesterday-today-tomorrow--I have 2 kinds

I have the smaller leafed one in 1/2 day sun only. The larger leafed one I have seen at nurseries was a hybrid (can't remember name) which also had larger flowers than mine.
(It was tied to a trellis for espaliering which added $20 to the price)

The Latin name is Brunfelsia if you want to do a search.


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RE: Yesterday-today-tomorrow--I have 2 kinds

Thank you for your replies. I knew it was Brunfelsia, but there are so many different ones. I looked in the Sunset book, and that wasn't much help either.

I ended up taking the smaller one and good thing I did because it was terribly pot-bound--if plants could talk it would have said, "thank YOU!!" I dug it a great hole, amended with peat moss, and it looks really nice there.


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RE: Yesterday-today-tomorrow--I have 2 kinds

Hopefully it will say thank you next year with lots of flowers and growth. Mine have barely grown in 3 years.


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RE: Yesterday-today-tomorrow--I have 2 kinds

It is true "plants can't talk", you have to pry the information out of them. I will often tap the plant out of the pot and look at the roots before buying it. So far no nursery has complained about my taking a look. Al


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