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Night Blooming Flowers - Flowers That Bloom at Night!

Updated on August 1, 2020

Flowers That Bloom At Night

There are many different kinds of night-blooming flowers including Moon Flowers, Evening Stock, Night Blooming Cereus and Angel's Trumpet. Also there are certain kinds of day lilies that bloom exclusively at night.

The Yucca plant's flowers lift up at night to release a beautiful fragrance only at night. The cactus species known as Selenicereus grandiflorus also blooms at night. The name Selene comes from the goddess of ancient Greece. Selene was the goddess of the moon.

One of my favorite kinds of night-blooming flowers is the Night Phlox, also known as Midnight Candy. This flower is closed during the day, but when the sun begins to set for the night the Pholx opens and releases a vanilla-like fragrance that is an absolute pleasure to your senses.

Night Blooming Cereus

The Night Blooming Cereus is another flower that blooms after dark. It is of the spineless flowering cactus species.

This flower is native to desert regions of the world and can be found in Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Durango, Zacatecas and the Sonora desert.

Popular nick names for this exquisite flower include Queen of the Night and Princess of the Night. People from all over the world have this flower as an indoor houseplant or in backyard gardens.

Night Blooming Cereus white flowers can be up to 1 feet long. The flower will only bloom one night but the plant itself may bloom several times throughout the summer months.

Benefits of your nighttime garden

When setting out to make a garden that blooms at night you will want to be aware of some of the benefits of your new garden. For example bats enjoy gardens that bloom at night because of all the fresh insects to eat.

Another advantage of having night blooming flowers in your garden is the fact that you will be able to tend and take care of your new garden at night. This is great for people who work during the daytime.

You will be able to witness all of the changes of your new garden if your busy during daytime that you would otherwise miss. With all the work you put into your garden you will not want to miss your beautiful flowers blooming, and all the changes happening in your garden.

Your Night Garden

Night blooming flowers are a wonderful way to liven up your garden, especially if you are busy during the day. Some people prefer a garden centered around the night. Unfortunately many people do not know that there are many types of plants that bloom exclusively at night.

Your night garden starts to come alive at around six o'clock in the evening so you will be able to enjoy and view all the changes taking place. Make sure to have some good quality lighting in your garden, including spotlights.

If you have a fountain consider adding lighting that is vibrant and colorful. You can even add waterproof lights that can be submerged for that romantic look.

Moonflower Blooming

In the video above you can see a Moonflower blooming at night. It really is a stunning experience to witness for the first time.

The Moonflower blooming above is not sped up. The flower is blooming in real time. Most people are unaware that this flower blooms this quickly at night.

You can purchase your own Moonflower seeds or the full plant at most home and garden stores.

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Planting a Night Blooming Flower Garden

There is something truly special about enjoying your very own garden of flowers that bloom at night. A midnight garden will bring a special touch of beauty to your outdoor garden space.

Where to start when planning my night flower garden?

The first thing you will want to do is choose some night-blooming flowers that you enjoy best. For beginners, it recommended to only choose a few different flower types as all of these flowers have varying needs.

Choosing the perfect spot for your garden

When choosing a location make sure there is enough room for your garden to grow. Many individuals that create their gardens that bloom at night decided to go with a pond so they can have water blooming plants such as the night-blooming lily. If you have only a small space to work with you can still have a night garden. Just be sure to plan ahead as to where to want your plants and decor.

Make sure to have fun!

When you start your very first night garden you will learn a lot. As you become more confident in tending to and caring for your night-blooming flowers you will want to add additional flower species to your garden. Remember to have fun and be patient and you will be able to put together a garden you can enjoy for years to come!


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