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Monday, June 22, 2009

Yesterday-Today-Tomorrow (YTT) Plant

(Brunfelsia calycina)

What an appropriate name for a showy plant.

Scientific name: Brunfelsia calycina
Synonym: Brunfelsia pauciflora

Common name: Yesterday-today-tomorrow, Day-noon-night, Kiss Me Quick
Malay name: Semalam, Hari ini dan Esok
Chinese name: 番茉莉 (fan mo li which means European Jamine) or 昨天今天明天

Family: Solanaceae
Origin: Brazil

Its flowers change from purple to lavender blue to white from bud to full bloom in 3 days. There are 3 colours on the plant at any one time. Beginners like me find this shrub easy to grow and the results are quick. These beautiful pansy-like flowers smells nice too.

Changing hues to reflect a person's changing moods. Isn't it intriguing and flirtatious? The whole plant looks nice in the container. Like a beautiful lady sitting down elegantly.


  1. Wow, that is stunning. I have never seen one like it. beth

  2. I'd like to have a plant that has blooms of three different colors! Thanks for showing it to us!

  3. Beth, Tatyana,
    Hi, thanks for dropping by. I guess you may be able to grow this in your garden too. If successful, do tell me about it. Cheers!

  4. I also have 2 pots of YTT (short form of its name) but they don't bloom as much as yours do. Your plants look really beautiful!


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