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Cestrum elegans/Butterfly flower

Cestrum elegans / Cestrum elegans
Striking purple flowers
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Striking purple flowers

Red variety

Red cestrum elegans

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Scientific Name: Cestrum elegans
Common Name: Butterfly flower
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 8-10 feet
Spread: 5 - 10 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: Purple
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Dry
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Plants That Attract Hummingbirds
Comments: Most blossoms in spring and they attract butterflies and hummingbirds. An outdoor plant in zone 9b and warmer. May be protected and live a little further north. Where danger of freezes occur plant in a container. Does not need much protection to bring plant through mild winters. Fragrant flowers.