The flowers bloom only at night and fade the following morning. The fragrance is very strong and lovely, but the plant is DANGEROUS! Native American people used the plant ritualistically to induce hallucinations, but consuming the plant can kill you. Some people will develop contact dermatitis just from touching the soft, velvety leaves. Despite its showy blooms and large leaves, the plant is drought tolerant and can take a lot of heat and sun. It will self-sow readily, and I'm expecting a lot of seeds just gauging from how many blooms (and seed pods) I've had. My plants are HUGE, and I never would have expected them to get so big so fast from little 4" pots.