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DAY BLOOMING JASMINE Fragrant Purple Cestrum elegans Plant

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4 inch Pots -

Mature, well rooted starter size plant, growing and shipped in a 4 inch diameter plastic pot.  Plant will be a minimum of about 10 inches tall.  Unlikely to have bloom or bud at the time of shipping. 

10 inch Pot -

Large, mature, well established plant ready to be set out into the landscape.  Growing and shipped in a 10 inch diameter plastic pot.  Plant will be a minimum of about 2 ft. tall, be full and branched, and unlikely to have bloom or bud at the time of shipping.  This size is shipped by UPS Ground Service to the contiguous 48 states and cannot be shipped to Alaska or Hawaii.

Cestrum elegans, or Purple Day Blooming Jasmine grows more slowly, and has a more naturally full, rounding shrub type habit than it's cousin the Night Blooming Jasmine.  Although both cultivars are commonly called jasmines, they are not true jasmines, but are commonly identified as such due to their jasmine-like fragrance

his Cestrum cultivar lacks the intensity of fragrance, romance and mystique of it's night blooming sister, Cestrum nocturnum or Night Blooming Jasmine,  however it is actually a more attractive and versatile plant for use in the Southern landscape and as a potted porch and patio plant.

The Day Blooming Jasmine or Purple Cestrum begins blooming early in the warm season, and continues to cycle into bloom until early fall.  The soft, muted, dusky color palette and draping habit make a fine selection for a backdrop in mixed perennial beds, as an anchor or transitional planting.  It also adapts well to potted culture and works well as an anchor plant in large garden pots.   The nectar rich flowers provide a great food source for butterflies.

It grows quickly up to about 4 ft, the upward growth then slows as the plant matures at about a 6ft maximum height with an equal or slightly larger spread. The lightly fragrant blooms appears near the terminal ends of fine, delicate, long arching branches giving a slight weeping appearance.  The flowers are large clusters of dusty mauve to purple small, waxy, tubular, nectar rich trumpets that remain open in the day time and last for a couple of weeks on average, and are surrounded by soft,small, pointed oval leaves in a medium gray toned green. 


Botantical Name

Cestrum elegans

Common Name

Purple Cestrum or Day Blooming Jasmine

Plant Family:  Solanaceae
Mature Size:  10 ft x 10 ft
Bloom Color: Dusty Mauve Purple
Bloom Form: Small tubular trumpet shaped in large clusters
Bloom Time:  Cyclical several time yearly in warm season
Zone:  9,10,11 (Root hardy in Zone 8B once very well established)
Fragrance:  Lightly fragrant during the day
Water Needs:  Moderate until well established
Light Needs: Full sun to light shae
Key Features:  Fragrant, showy, easy to grow
Suggested Uses:  Specimen, Mass Planting, Mixed Beds, Potted
Grower Notes: All parts are considered toxic.


Direct planting of starter plugs and 4 inch starter plants is not recommended.  We suggest potting up and allowing the plants to grow larger before setting out in the landscape for the best results.  When the new plant has grown large enough to plant, here are a few hints for successful growing:

  • Plant in well draining, fertile soil.  It will tolerate a wide range of soil types, but prefers rich, loamy soil.
  • Locate in full sun to lightly dappled shade
  • Supply supplemental irrigation
  • Prune lightly and often for shape, especially after flowering
  • Feed a good quality, slow release bloom boosting with the initial planting and in the early spring yearly thereafter to encourage blooming.
  • Protect from frost and freeze until very well established.
  • Plant early in the season in Zone 8 and protect from frost and freeze until very well established.

Caution:  All parts of the cestrum species are generally considered to be toxic.



  • Model: CES-ELE-DB
  • Shipping Weight: 2lbs
  • 8 Units in Stock
  • Manufactured by: Emerald Goddess Gardens

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