Last Updated on October 31, 2021 by Phil
Do you entertain a lot outside in your yard during the evenings? If so, here are some amazing flowers that bloom at night for your moon garden.
These are perfect because they open up at night making them shine against the moonlight. Better yet, they produce most of their lovely fragrances during this time of the day.
As such, if you’re often go outside to your garden for a stroll or have guests over drinks and events often in your backyard, these make perfect landscape flowers.
Flowers That Bloom at Night
Evening primrose are nocturnal plants. As such, they are closed during the day and bloom at night time. This feature also makes them attract night time pollinators like moths instead of butterflies.
The plant grows up to 3 to 5 feet tall. They feature beautiful yellow blooms. And, enjoy moist, well-draining soil.
Do note that evening primrose self-seeds. As such, you’ll want to monitor them and control them if needed because they may grow all over your garden.
If you’ve noticed that gardenias are more fragrant at night, then you’d be right.
That’s because they’re primarily pollinated by moths which are active after the sun goes down.
These beautiful white flowers are amazing to look at. And, they do well in partial shade. Thus, they’re perfect for those areas you need to fill where there isn’t a lot of sunlight in your garden.
Four o’clock flowers get their name because that’s around the time that they start to open. The exact time however can vary depending on the color you have.
You’ll also notice their fragrance become stronger late in the afternoon and keep going through the evening. In fact, this will extend until early the next morning.
Like many other beautiful flowers, you’ll be able to select from many different colors. This includes red, magenta and white.
They grow all year round in USDA Hardiness Zones 7 to 11. And, they enjoy full sun. The likewise don’t need a lot of water to thrive.
Jasmines are different to many of those in our list of flowers that bloom at night.
For one, it is a vine. Thus, work well as climbers or overflowing from containers. Also, they don’t have any fragrance.
Jasmine vines grow up to 20 feet long. They grow all year round outdoors in USDA zones 8 to 12.
You have pink and white colors to choose from. Although, white looks like the most popular color.
Because they bloom during winter, they’re perfect for many gardens as most of the flowers you probably have will have faded by this time.
Moonflower are another climbing vine just like jasmine. But this time, the flowers come in trumpet-like shape.
These blooms prominently open through the night. But, cloudy mornings or afternoons are likewise enough to cause them to open as well.
These lovely blossoms come in white and purple colors. They enjoy warm weather and prefer USDA Hardiness Zones 10 to 12 where they can be kept outdoors all year long.
Note that moonflower are toxic to pets and humans. So, do keep hem away from kids, dogs and cats.
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Casa Blanca Lily
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The casa blanca lily features big, beautiful white flowers. But, it is different from other lilies in that they bloom at night.
This makes them perfect for a night garden as they look beautiful against the moonlight.
Casa blanca lily grow up to 3 to 4 feet high. They enjoy full sun. But will tolerate part shade as well.
If you live in USDA Hardiness Zones 5 to 8, you’ll be able to enjoy them in your garden all year long. However, they’re better off in containers if you live below zone 5. This way you can keep them warm when frost arrives.
Hellebore are also known as Lenten rose and Christmas rose. They feature unique looking blooms that are available in yellow, white, pink and purple colors.
Of the different hues available, the purple is the one I enjoy most because it doesn’t look like any other plant in this shade.
Additionally, they smell good as well. But, be aware of the Bear’s Foot Hellebore whose flowers become really stinky if they are bruised or crushed. This has earn it the nickname of stinking hellebore.
Among the different wax flowers, the most popular is the Hoya carnosa. Hoya plants look amazing because of how the small flowers cluster together to form a seemingly larger bloom.
But, that is actually a shaped created by multiple small blooms.
This makes it amazing to look at and unique to say the least.
They feature white bacddrops with pink or purple centers. And, as with many of the flowers that bloom at night on our list, they become more aromatic at night.
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The chocolate daisy is also called the chocolate flower. It gets its name because of the lovely chocolate scent it produces.
As far as looks go, they look like a cross between sunflowers and daisies. They have bright yellow petals and a darker center.
Chocolate daisies will only bloom at night. And, they do so between the middle of spring all the way to late in the summer.
Brugmansia are also called Angel’s Trumpet. These get their name because their amazingly beautiful blooms look like trumpets.
The yellow-colored trumpets are nothing short of stunning. Although, you can go with white or pink colors as well.
This plant grows up to 20 feet high. And, it becomes most fragrant at night as it blooms. As such, it is a good idea to place the plant somewhere you stay around. That way you can enjoy its fragrance.
This will also allow you to catch of glimpse of hummingbirds which love its scent.
As with many night blooming flowers, they produce their strongest aroma at night. It is this lovely sweet smell that makes it a popular wedding flower. It is also used for essential oils.
Tuberose grow lovely white flowers. They originate from Centra America which makes them enjoy warmer conditions.
This also means they are not frost tolerant. As such, they’re grown as annuals outside of USDA Hardiness Zones 8 to 10.