Many plants close their blossoms as the light sets till the morning. However, there are many lovely and fragrant plants that only bloom at night. These plants are a great choice for moon gardens, adding a dreamy and magical vibe to your outdoor landscape.
Additionally, these blooms offer a natural, sweet-smelling atmosphere because many of them come with a beautiful fragrance. To help you choose a flower that is well-suited to your preference and garden design, below are 15 beautiful night-blooming flowering plants to complement your moonlight garden.
This night-blooming morning glory opens in the evening and stays full until morning dew appears. It is a stunning and simple-to-find addition to a night garden thanks to its dazzling white blossom. It has a lemony aroma and attracts bees, butterflies, and moths.
Tuberose is grown purposely for its strong fragrance. Its beautiful waxy, elongated flowers tend to shrivel up under extreme heat. This is why they love blooming at night when the temperatures are low.
#3. Flowering Tobacco
Flowering tobacco produces small flowers in shades of red, pink, green, yellow, and white. They open only at night, providing nectar to moths searching for food in the evening.
#4. Casa Blanca Lily
Casa blanca lily is a large, showy flower that will stand out in your garden in the evenings. It has white petals that are downward facing with deep red anthers. Its lovely scent can be detected from far away.
#5. Night Blooming Jasmine
Night-blooming jasmine opens up at night, releasing its sweet aroma. It is a pollinator’s dream and can attract hummingbirds, butterflies, and bees. You can plant it near your patio or deck to fully enjoy its perfume.
#6. Night Phlox
Night phlox has clusters of small white or pink flowers that open up at dusk and close again at dawn. It has a honey-like fragrance that is stronger at night.
#7. Four O’Clocks
Four o’clocks bloom in the late afternoon and close up again in the early morning, offering fragrant flowers that come in yellow, pink, purple, red, and white colors. They are fast-growing and bushy plants that need a large space in your garden.
#8. Dragon Fruit Flowers
Dragon fruit plants produce stunning white flowers that are about 10 inches wide. They open up only once at night and last for just one night.
#9. Evening Primrose
Evening primrose opens at dusk and remain open until midday the following day. It has a lemon scent and attracts butterflies, moths, and bees.
#10. Queen of The Night Flower
Queen of the night flower is a rare and sacred flower that is native to the Himalayas. It blooms only once a year, usually in July or August, and only at night. It has a strong and pleasant fragrance that is said to have healing properties.
#11. Gardenia Augusta
Gardenia Augusta has white, fragrant flowers that are about 5 to 8 cm in diameter. It’s often more fragrant at night to attract pollinators like baths and moths.
#12. Japanese Wisteria
Japanese wisteria often blooms in late April and early May. Their long clusters can reach up to 3 feet in length.
Datura plants have large, trumpet-shaped flowers that are white, purple, yellow, or pink. They open in the late afternoon or evening and close in the morning.
Brugmansia produces large hanging flowers that open for a week at a time with the full moon. Its trumpet-shaped flowers come in white, purple, yellow, pink, or orange.
#15. Smooth Hydrangea
Smooth hydrangea is a beautiful and easy-to-grow flowering shrub that is native to the eastern United States. It blooms on new wood, meaning that it produces flowers in the current season’s growth.
When the sun sets, it’s fantastic to enjoy the moon garden infused with soothing silvery-white shades and sweet fragrances. So go ahead, and craft your garden with night-blooming flowers that will emit a dreamlike effect, making you want to indulge yourself in a paradise every time the sun goes down.