Plant ID forum: What kind of flower?

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Name: Patricia Wayne
Owensboro, Ky
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Mar 14, 2018 10:10 AM CST
What kind of flower only opens at night? I bought this flower for my niece several years ago. It's planted in her front yard and has grown into a shrub. We live in n.w. ky.
Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
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Xeramtheum
Mar 14, 2018 10:31 AM CST
Hi Patricia .. there are lots of flowers that open at night .. a picture would be very helpful or a more detailed description such as color, how many petals on the flower etc.
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Mar 14, 2018 10:32 AM CST
Hi Patricia,

Is it possible to upload a photo of the plant in question? What color are the flowers?
A couple I can think of whose blooms open late afternoon, early evening but I don't think they are considered shrubs:
Common Evening Primrose (Oenothera biennis)
Four o'Clocks (Mirabilis jalapa)
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Name: stone
near Macon Georgia (USA) (Zone 8a)
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stone
Mar 14, 2018 1:51 PM CST
I have a ton of plants that flower at night... I've posted a number of pics of the moths that pollinate night blooming flowers...
Couldn't really think of night blooming shrubbery, though... so I tried google.
https://www.google.com/search?...
Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Mar 14, 2018 2:05 PM CST
Night Blooming Jasmine (Cestrum nocturnum) is a nocturnal bloomer with an amazing fragrance but it's listed for zones 8b and above. Owensboro, Ky. is zone 6b.

I think some varieties of Datura are night bloomers: https://garden.org/plants/sear... but I believe they are also listed as zones 8 and higher.

Photos will surely help in figuring out the identity.
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