Like a Friday-night party goer out on the town, night-blooming jasmine (Cestrum nocturnum) shines after dark. In daylight, its green foliage and greenish-white flowers fade into the background. As the stars come out, however, the tubular blossoms saturate the air with intensely sweet fragrance. The night blooming jasmine grows to about 8 feet or clip to any desired shape. It is an evergreen in the Solanaceae (Eggplant, Potato) Family, growing in partial sun and tolerating alkaline soil. Grows outdoors zones 8 through 11 and as a houseplant elsewhere. Outdoor night-blooming jasmine does best in loose, well-drained soil. Grown indoors, night-blooming jasmine needs a container with drainage holes and loose, rapidly draining medium.
Other Names: Night Scented Jessamine, Night-Blooming Jasmine, Queen of the Night, Lady of the Night, Raat ki Rani, Raatrani, Dama de Noche. Syn: Cestrum scandens