What could be more pleasing than evening in your own garden which is surrounded by beautiful scent of night bloomers. If you are planning for a moon garden, you must include some of the night bloomers. They not only give your garden a pleasant look but will fill it up with their intoxicating aroma. Here is a list of 12 Night Bloomers for your Moon Garden.

Night Bloomers for your Moon Garden
Night Bloomers for your Moon Garden

Our busy schedule and work makes us wonder how to enjoy our garden when we return home after a very long day. Moon garden with night bloomers definitely will solve that problem. There are many night bloomers to choose from that will provide hours of relaxing nighttime enjoyment. Popular 12 night bloomers for moon gardens include

Evening Primrose (Hardy Perennial)

Primrose
Primrose

Little beauties with sweet smell, they bloom in early spring and blooming lasts throughout the summer. They are available in variety of colors such as white, cream, yellow, orange, blue, purple, red and pink. These perennial plants prefer damp, woodland-like conditions. They are easy to grow from seeds; cutting can also be taken from some varieties during summer.

Gardenia Augusta (Perennial)

Gardenia
Gardenia

Plant Gardenia Augusta in your garden and enjoy its fragrance at day time as well as in at night. They are more fragrant at  night. With proper care they can live for years.

 

 

 

Brugmansia (Tender Perennial)

Brugmansia
Brugmansia

Angel’s Trumpet, these are large fragrant pendulous flowers. Brugmansia are tropical trees, but can easily grow in cold climate. Can be easily grown in containers.  They come in shades of whiteyellowpinkorangegreen, or red. Most have a strong, pleasing fragrance that is most noticeable in the evening.

Moon Flower (Annual)

Moon Flower
Moon Flower

These are perennial vines in sub-tropical areas but can be successfully grown in cold winters as annuals. These large white and purple blooms offer amazing evening smell to your garden. Moonflowers do not need much ground space as they climb upwards, therefore can be planted in large containers.

 

Japanese Wisteria (Perennial)

Japanese Wisteria
Japanese Wisteria

A woody vine may take several years to bloom is capable of growing to a height of 35 ft. They can be found in many colors like white, pink, blue, pale violet, deep violet. They are noted for its exceptional smell.

 

Tuberose (Tender Bulb)

Tuberose
Tuberose

They produce tall flower spikes with numerous tubular bulbs. Ideally suited for warm weather, give your tuberoses plenty of sun to get their beautiful blooms with fragrance that is rich and seductive.

 

Night Phlox (Annual)

Night Phlox
Night Phlox

If you are planning an evening fragrance garden, Night Phlox can be good addition. Night phlox bloom in shades of white, purple and maroon. They can be grown in large containers as well as the ground. They need adequate sunlight during the day and they attract bees, birds and butterflies.

Nicotiana (Annual)

Nicotiana
Nicotiana

They are commonly referred to as tobacco plants, are cultivated as ornamental plants. They have tubular or trumpet-shaped flowers that open in the evening and night releasing its fragrance. They come in the shades of green, white, red and pastels.

Night Blooming Jasmine (Tender Perennial)

Night Blooming Jasmine
Night Blooming Jasmine

Lady of the night, a night bloomer with intoxicating fragrance. It grows best in partial to full sun. night blooming jasmine grows 8 – 10 feet tall. It bears clusters of small white-green flowers from spring through summer. If you have night blooming jasmine in your garden , you won’t need any other night bloomer. It will fill your garden with its intoxicating fragrance.

Four O’Clocks (Annual)

Four O’Clocks
Four O’Clocks

The bloom time of Four O’Clocks is said to correspond to changes in light and temperature, so they open in the cool of the evening, usually between about four and eight p.m., or a bit earlier on cloudy afternoons. Their abundant, trumpet-shaped blooms may be bright yellow, white, magenta, or wonderfully striped or splashed with pink, orange, or yellow. Sometimes several flower colors can be seen on the same plant. The flowers are fragrant, with a scent that is both lemony and sweet, and hummingbirds and moths are attracted to them.

Datura (Tender Perennial)

Datura
Datura

All species of Datura are poisonous, especially their seeds and flowers.  They are commonly known as daturas, but also known as devil’s trumpets. The trumpet shaped fragrant flowers can be white, yellow, pink or purple.

 

 

Matthiola longipetala

Matthiola longipetala
Matthiola longipetala

It is primarily grown for its evening scent. It does well in cool conditions and may not do well in high temperatures. Flowers open in the late afternoon to evening and emit delightful fragrance. They are well worth adding to the garden.

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  1. What is the difference between angels trumpet and devil’s trumpet? They both look the same to me.
    And can Japanese wisteria be grown in moderately hot climates?

    • Brugmansia is a genus of seven species of flowering plants in the family Solanaceae. They are woody trees or shrubs, with pendulous flowers, and have no spines on their fruit. Their large, fragrant flowers give them their common name of angel’s trumpets, a name sometimes used for the closely related genus Datura. (Datura differs from Brugmansia in that they are herbaceous bushes, with erect rather than pendulous flowers – and most have spines on their fruit). Plant wisteria in full sun. Though wisteria will grow in partial shade, it probably won’t flower. Sun is essential.

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