I think I can say with all confidence that I am probably the only person north of Atlanta with a Night Jasmine blooming on her deck.
Night jasmine or Cestrum Nocturnum is not a very attractive plant but the flowers are beautiful and the scent is enchanting. Once night falls, you can smell it from a block away.
Night Jasmine is indigenous to the West Indies and blooms a few times during the year. In Cuba we called it Galan the Noche or Gentleman of the Night. I gave my Mother a plant once for Mothers Day which grew so big she cut it down and replaced it with a rose bush. I never forgave her.
I ordered this plant online and it arrived in a sealed box with a couple of leaves dried up. It was 6 inches tall. This was a couple of months ago. Look at it now! It has even bloomed and the scent is to die for!
See how they open at night? I am not going to put it in the ground this year. I will leave it outside and when it gets too cold, I will bring it in. I will sleep with it if I have to!
There is nothing in the world as bewitching as the smell of Night Jasmine. NOTHING!