Common Name: Parijatha, Coral Jasmine
Botanical name: Nyctanthes arbor-tristis
This is an indigenous plant - the queen of the night, we all know as Night Jasmine or Parijata. It also has names like Coral Jasmine, and Tree of Sorrow - because its flowers shed like tears in the day. This plant is grown mainly for its deeply impressive fragrance and flowers that are used in pujas. This blooms from the evening and into the night, earning the name Night Jasmine. It is often planted along with the holy Tulsi plant.
This looks exquisite on hedges and borders and should be never missed in our gardens or farmhouses. The fallen flowers look like a decorative carpet, adding to the beauty. This is a native plant you should go for, for its unmatchable bloom.