Discover the 17 best Night Blooming Fragrant Flowers you must include in your garden for a magical scent in the evening.
If you like your garden to get filled with heavenly scent after evening hours, then try growing these Night Blooming Fragrant Flowers!
Here are the best fragrant houseplants you can grow
Night Blooming Fragrant Flowers
Do note that some of the plants on this list continue to flower during the daytime, as well but their fragrance gets intense after the evening.
Botanical Name: Ipomoea alba
This vine can trail to an impressive length of 20-40 feet. It grows funnel-like white nocturnal flowers that become fragrant after dusk.
2. Large Flower Cactus
Botanical Name: Selenicereus grandiflorus
Also known as the queen of the night, the white flowers bloom rarely but reward with a rich, floral scent with a spicy soft undertone that gets really intense as night looms over.
3. Angel’s Trumpet
Botanical Name: Brugmansia
Brugmansia is popular for the quirky shape of its flowers, which resembles a trumpet. The blooms exude a strong fragrance that picks up at night.
Check out some amazing bell shaped flowers here
4. Yellow Evening Primrose
Botanical Name: Oenothera biennis
This tough perennial produces white or bright yellow blooms that open in the evening and exude a sweet scent. For best growth, grow it in plenty of sunlight.
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Botanical Name: Polianthes tuberosa
This distant relative of hyacinth grows a mass of white blossoms that emit a floral, sweet scent at night with notes of jasmine and honey, somewhat like Jasminum sambac.
Botanical Name: Nicotiana alata ‘Grandiflora’
Nicotiana shows off star-like blooms with a delightful freesia-like fragrance that tempts bumble bees. The blossoms come in pink, deep red, white, pale green, and purple shades and you can also grow it on your balcony.
7. Night-Blooming Jasmine
Botanical Name: Cestrum nocturnum
If you’re looking for the best night-blooming fragrant flower–this is the winner. This warm climate shrub has no matching. Grow it outside near the window of your home to enjoy the fragrance inside.
Have a look at the best types of jasmine flowers here
8. Four’O Clock
Botanical Name: Mirabilis jalapa
It flowers in summer through fall and releases neither too strong nor mild perfume when it opens its colorful trumpet-like blooms after 4 pm–hence the name!
9. Desert Thorn Apple
Botanical Name: Datura meteloides
The beautiful white flowers release a honeysuckle-like sweet scent that becomes noticeable during the nighttime. The plant and its blooms are toxic, so keep it away from pets and children.
10. Night Phlox
Botanical Name: Zaluzianskya ovata
Also popular as midnight candy, this low-growing perennial displays clusters of white-red flowers that release a pleasing fragrance, which has tones of almond, honey, and vanilla.
Botanical Name: Gardenia augusta
This tropical plant not only offers a glossy green display of foliage but also grows clusters of big white rose-like flowers that emit fragrance like no other, which takes an intense note after evening.
Learn how to grow Gardenia in pots here
12. Kahili Ginger
Botanical Name: Hedychium gardnerianum
These plants can grow upto an impressive height of 6-8 feet. The yellow flowers emit a strong scent in the summer evening, but the fragrance may not be of everyone’s liking.
13. Mexican Orange
Botanical Name: Choysia ternata
The plant’s flowers resemble a lot like jasmines but carry a different note. The heartwarming scent has a hint of citrus. It blooms almost year-round, and its fragrance intensifies at night.
14. Night-Scented Lily
Botanical Name: Lilium
If you want your garden to get full of mesmerizing fragrance during the months of August and September, then grow this flower in spring or fall.
Here are the best types of lilies you can grow
15. White Evening Primrose
Botanical Name: Oenothera caespitosa
This US native grows clusters of white flowers that emit a soothing sweet scent that also attracts many nocturnal insects. It is really easy to maintain and is also drought tolerant.
Botanical Name: Heliotropium peruvianum
This colorful flower blooms in shades of blue, white, purple, and violet. It offers a sweet fragrance that gets a little more intense as the night approaches.
17. Spider Lily
Botanical Name: Crinum
If you want an intense aroma in your garden after the evening, then try growing white flowering green leaved or perfumed spider lily. They both have an extremely strong scent in the nighttime.