Parijatham

  • Scientific name: Nyctanthes arbor-tristis(Night- flowering Jasmine), Coral Jasmine

 

  • Place of origin: South Asia, South East Asia.
     
  • Description: Small tree growing to10 m with white fragrant flowers which have as orange-red centres and stalk. Flowers bloom at sunset and drop down at dawn. Grow Best: In bright soil in well-draining soil.
     

 

  • Tale talk: This tree is believed to have sprung up when the oceans were churned by the gods in Hindu mythology and planted in Sathyabama’s garden by Lord Krishna.