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Night Blooming Flower Gardens

Updated on July 30, 2018

Fragrant Beauty

A moon garden is a nice addition when planted next to a home's deck or patio. It not only adds its beauty with the variety of luminescent flowers, the choices have pleasant fragrances. Choose from a variety of white annuals and perennials, shrubs, and trees that flower at different times to have a moon garden year round.

Moon gardening is a great way to enjoy white or light-colored, night blooming plants. White or cream colored flowers reflect the moonlight, have pleasant fragrances, and they also attract nighttime pollinators, such as moths and bats. If their is no available deck or patio to sit and take in the view and scents, you may want to consider designing the garden near a window or sunroom of the home.

A moon garden can be a stand alone centerpiece with added seating such as a swing, bench, or other comfortable seating within the garden itself. If there is an available area of yard that is known to receive a higher amount of moonlight you may want to consider placing the garden there.

Blue-green, silver, or gray variegated foliage help enhance and set off the luminious glow of the white blooms of the garden. The dark green foilage of the plants themselves, along with some bordering hosta plants in dark shades, make a nice backdrop for the white, blue, and silver of the chosen plants.

Additional Fragrance Boosters

*Mock Orange
*Flowering tobacco

Night Flowering Plants

*Four O'Clocks
*Evening Primrose
*Angel’s Trumpet
*Night Phlox

Foilage Plants

*Silver Sage
*Lamb’s Ear
*Silver Artemisia

*Dusty Miller

Watch Them Bloom!


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      6 years ago

      I did not know that Lamb's Ears bloom at night. I may have to run out to my garden in a bit! We are so looking forward to seeing blooms on our white Clematis because they shine in the night. Am trying to start a new Moonflower after losing a large plant a few years ago--hoping seeds are not too old… Love night blooming flowers. Seems that fragrances linger longer in night air. :)

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      Donna Campbell Smith 

      8 years ago from Central North Carolina

      Awesome video. I remember we used to sit around the campfire at my barn and watch them open in the evenings.


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