Flowers that bloom at night can create a beautiful, fragrant backdrop for fragrant summer nights. The joy and relaxing moment is incomparable.
Plant one or more of these beauties and you’ll have a magical, moonlight garden in your back yard.
The gardens should please all the senses, not just the eyes: scent, touch, sound, and even taste in our yards. Utilizing plants for every physical sense brings a garden fully to life as you stroll through it in the daylight hours. We often forget that our gardens can come alive in the night, as well.
-Flowering Tobacco ‘Grandiflora’ (Nicotiana alata) – Perennial, May come in a variety of colors, the white ones tend to be intensely fragrant. The tubular flowers at begin opening at dusk. Wonderful at self-sowing.
-Gladiolus tristis, or the night gladiolus, is a pale yellow or striped dark yellow and green flower that opens in the evening, exuding a spicy scent. These beauties grow three to four feet tall, with blooms first appearing in the late spring or early summer months.
Night gladiolus requires full sun and regular watering. And, as parts of these garden plants are poisonous, they may not be suitable for homes with pets or small children.
-Moonflower (Ipomoea alba)
– Annual or perennial, Huge, bold, white flowers with a powerful scent.The moonflower blooms in the moonlight. These vine plants produce large, white trumpet-shaped flowers and a slight lemon scent, providing an enchanting background for neighboring night-blooming outdoor plants.
Moonflower is easy to grow, but it does need full sun and well-drained soil. Like the night gladiolus, parts of the moonflower are toxic and may be dangerous for pets and small children.
-Night-Blooming Jessamine (Cestrum noctunum) – Perennial, Don’t place to closely to a window or next to where dinner will be served as it can get overwhelming.
-Tuberose (Polianthes tuberosa) – Perennial, Tubular white flowers with a powerful evening ragrance.
-Four O’ Clocks (Mirabilis jalapa)
Annual or perennial. This plant’s flowers open as the temperature drops rather than the time as it’s common name implies. It reseeds easily. This plant shouldn’t be ingested as all parts can be poisonous. The four o’clock flower blooms begin to open in late afternoon or early evening. These outdoor plants grow to about three feet, and are available in a wide range of shades, including pink, yellow, white, red and magenta.
These highly fragrant flowers attract butterflies, hummingbirds and bees. Full sun is preferred, but they can tolerate partial shade.
– Yellow Evening Primrose
Yellow evening primrose, or Oenothera flava, has brilliant cup-shaped flowers that resemble dandelions. The lemon-scented blooms open in the evening and close by noon the next day.
Growing these stunning night-bloomers is extremely easy, as these outdoor plants can tolerate dry, rocky soil as well as full sun, partial shade or full shade. Primrose can reach three to five feet in height, so they can provide a striking focal point for a moonlight garden.
Another wonderful night blooming flower is Lotus. This night blooming flower can grow up to 7-10 inches. Lotus’s color are vary, start from red, pink and purple. The fragrant smell of Lotus is pretty strong that you can smell it from the distance. This tropical night-bloomer blossom can never go unnoticed in any sort of pool. This is a water lily deep crimson red or pink or purple in color. It blooms in the evening twilight. The tropical lilies are bigger than the durable lilies as well as in most cases, the shades are more extreme than the durable lilies.
The next night blooming flower is Night rose. The color of the Night Rose is vary start from from yellow, red, and white. Night Rose can perfectly bloom in just 1 minute.
-Peacock Orchid (Gladiolus callianthus) – Corms (like bulbs). , each stalk has 2-10 creamy-white flowers with chocolate centers.
-Evening Stock (Matthiola bicornus) – Annual. Zones -I find the intensely sweet fragrance of stocks completely irresistible. This goes for their daytime cousins, as well.
The flowers grow in shades of white, yellow as well as orange. The plant expands 3 to 4 feet high, as well as the stems are covered with green fallen leaves. Angel’s trumpet hedges appear like trees, as well as without regular trimming, they will certainly increase as high as 20 feet. The huge white blossoms grow to 6 inches in diameter. When the flowers grow during the night, they release their fragrance right into the air.