The Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow plant is exoticism defined. Native to Brazil and already strongly fragranced, its flowers also possess unique colour changing properties, which gradually diffuse from violet to a delicate blue and then white. The plant will have a mix of violet and white at the same. However in spite of its extraordinary attributes, it is not a true floral aristocrat – it is a rather colourful member of the potato family.
A prim reminder of ordinariness to those who have a tendency to garnish a little more on the outside than they should, changing one’s colour is generally not good form, but if origins are origins, I can understand why a jungle potato would feel the need to stretch out for a little novelty and live a little. Who would choose to be a dirty, round and hard lump in the ground waiting to be unceremoniously dug up and eaten, rather than admired? A definite Brazilian passport.
I wonder, is it me or does it have that rolling eye and rather bumpy surface that chameleons possess?
© 2017 La Floralie 3