Nightblooming Flowers - Knowledgebase Question

Depew, NY
Question by bufpj
April 1, 2000
I`m trying to find information on nightblooming flowers.I would like to add them to my garden because,
I spend most of my time in garden in the evening after work

Answer from NGA
April 1, 2000


Some fragrant evening bloomers include: Moonflower vine, Night
blooming jasmine, dianthus, acidantera, evening stock, evening primrose, Nicotiana, fragrant oriental lilies, night phlox, and the "Daddy" series of petunias. Shepherd's Garden Seed Co. has an "Evening
Blooming Collection" that offers many of these. You can
reach them at phone (860) 482-3638.

You might also find many of the herbs rewarding as they are fragrant when touched. Some to consider would be pineapple sage, scented geraniums, assorted thymes and mints, sage, oregano, curry plant, lemon grass and lemon verbena.

You might also include white flowers because they will show up at night. Some perennial
choices include: Phlox paniculata 'David' or Mt. Fuji',
Echinacea purpurea 'White Lustre' or 'White Swan',
delphinium 'Galahad', tulips, daffodils, hyacinth, iris, liatris,
Achillea 'Snowsport', Candytuft "Snowflake', lilium 'Snow
Trumpet', Monarda Didyma 'Snow White', Queen Anne's
Lace, Astilbe, Shasta daisy, white Thalictrum (meadow rue),
and Veronica speedwell 'Alba'. Some rugosa roses have
white flowers, as do the hybrid rugosas 'Blanc Double de
Courbet' and 'Henry Hudson'.

Some annuals include: Moonshadow sunflower, white impatiens, French Vanilla
Marigold, sweet alyssum, White Sonata cosmos, Misty White
Nigella, Pearly Gates morning glory, German statice,
helichrysum, and white geranium. Many, many of the above are
available from Burpee at 1-800-888-1447.

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