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Flowers That Bloom in the Evening

Evening-blooming flowers have many novel applications such as moon gardens, a patio plant to enjoy the scent and sight of during the evenings, and window boxes for a late-night show. Flowers that bloom in the evening still need specific daylight sun conditions in order to grow properly; however; check the flower and the cultivar for specific instructions.

Moonflower Vine

The moonflower vine (Ipomoea alba) is from the morning glory family. It is a fragrant, fast- and easy-to-grow vine. This vine has leaves 4 to 8 inches long with night-blooming flowers in white and 5 to 6 inches wide. Grow moonflower vine in a rich, well-drained soil with full sun or partial sun conditions. Keep soil moist for best growth, but it can live through dry spells. Propagate via runners or by seed. This is a great choice for a moon garden.

  • Evening-blooming flowers have many novel applications such as moon gardens, a patio plant to enjoy the scent and sight of during the evenings, and window boxes for a late-night show.
  • Flowers that bloom in the evening still need specific daylight sun conditions in order to grow properly; however; check the flower and the cultivar for specific instructions.

Pink Evening Primrose

The pink evening primrose perennial (Oenothera speciosa) is from the evening primrose family. It is a drought-tolerant, fragrant plant that attracts hummingbirds. These white flowers will age to be pink. This primrose will grow 8 to 24 inches tall with leaves on the base and flowers 2 inches wide. Night blooming flowers come in the spring. Grow pink evening primrose in full sun and well drained soils; even poor soil is fine. Propagate via seed or by spring clump division.

  • The pink evening primrose perennial (Oenothera speciosa) is from the evening primrose family.
  • Grow pink evening primrose in full sun and well drained soils; even poor soil is fine.

Four O'Clock

The four o’clock (Mirabilis jalapa) is a fragrant evergreen that is drought tolerant. It is fast-growing and also easy to grow. It will get 2 to 3 feet tall with 2 to 4 inch leaves. Flowers are fragrant and colored white, yellow, pink, red, or magenta. They are night-blooming flowers starting in the late afternoon/early evening. Grow four o’clock in any soil and full sun, and water regularly. Propagate by division of tubers or by seed in the spring.

  • The four o’clock (Mirabilis jalapa) is a fragrant evergreen that is drought tolerant.
  • They are night-blooming flowers starting in the late afternoon/early evening.

Night Blooming Jasmine

The night blooming jasmine (Cestrum nocturnum) is from the nightshade family. It is a fragrant evergreen shrub with vine-like stems. It is easy to grow and will attract butterflies to the area. It will get 4 feet tall and can spread to 12 feet wide. Leaves are 4 to 8 inches long and glossy. Tubular flowers are sweet smelling and will have white berries. Grow this near a patio with light sandy soil and full or filtered sun in the day. Propagate via stem cuttings. This is another great choice for a moon garden.

  • The night blooming jasmine (Cestrum nocturnum) is from the nightshade family.
  • It is easy to grow and will attract butterflies to the area.
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