Wednesday, August 27, 2008

The aroma is intoxicating


This is the only plant in my garden that was not planted by me. One day, I discovered this little guy growing in my back garden; it did not look like a weed so I left it alone.
Surprise, surprise--I was rewarded with this beautiful flower that emits an aroma at night that covers my entire garden.

I don’t know the name of this plant. I think it comes from the jasmine family but I am not sure. If anyone out there can identify this plant and knows its name, please let me know.
The flowers bloom in the summer and last for a couple of weeks. The aroma at night is intoxicating and quite potent. Sometimes when the angels' trumpet bloom at the same time, the garden smells like a perfume factory!

9 comments:

Cheryl said...

How lovely....beautiful white bloom and a heady fragrance....who can ask for more......

Nicole said...

Wow, lucky you to get a fragrant and lovely plant for free, and already planted! When you find out what it is I would like one, too.

cinnamonbite said...

The flowers look similar (the way they stick out) to Nicotiana, which is suppose to be a fabulous smell. Or 4 o'clocks, which also smell great...but are smaller. Could it be 4 o'clocks but have gotten bigger to reach for the sun? It looks a little shady there.

My LIttle Family: said...

I have no idea what the plant is but am interested to know. I love white flowers - they come alive in the moonlight.

MyMothersGarden.etsy.com said...

Wow! That vine is spectacular! At first I thought it was Stephanotis but the flowers are longer. Whatever it is, it must have been a great surprise when it first bloomed for you. A gift from the garden.
I'm a S. Fl. gardener too, so excited to start my tomatoes and veggies soon.
Enjoy today~
Karrita

Wicked Gardener said...

I would say nicotiana, but the leaves are a bit small. It is preety though, so let us know if you find out what it is.

Karen said...

It may be a Night Blooming Jasmine\Queen of The Night, they bloom and are a very stron aroma, some people are highly allergic to the sroma, eyes water, nose runs, etc. Hope this helps find out if that's what it is.

Anonymous said...

It is a Brunfelsia.

Anonymous said...

definitely brunfelsia! "Queen of the Night" more than likely