A dark night with full moon on head, sitting in a garden, gazing at the sky, counting the twinkling stars, the cold wind touching the cheeks and sometimes a soft breeze is a mesmerizing moment to feel. Nothing can be more beautiful, pleasing and comforting than this after a hard day at work.
A garden with flowers and it’s fragrance add up to the atmosphere. We have known many flowers that usually bloom up in sunlight but nature has it all. There are also some flowers that blooms at night. Night blooming flowers are an integral part of lawns and gardens.
Are there any such night blooming flowers in your garden? if not., here the list of 10 most beautiful night blooming flowers in the world.
10. Evening Primrose
The beautiful yellow flowered is named Evening Primrose because the flower blossoms only at night. The plant is famous medically. It’s seeds, leaves, oil of the seeds and root are used in medicines.
9. Night Bloom Water Lilies
Deep crimson red or pink or purple in color, this water lily blossoms in the evening twilight. This beautiful bright flower floating in water looks most mysterious against a dark background. Each flower has 19 – 20 petals and a faint pungent smell.
8. Moon Flowers
Moon flowers are so called because they bloom in moonlight. These are beautiful pink or white flowers that open up quickly at night and last the entire night. They close when the sunlight touches their petals.
7. Night Gladiolus
The beautiful Night Gladiolus is a creamy yellow flower with a very nice spicy fragrance. Parts of this plant are poisonous and can cause skin irritations and allergic reactions. The plant is attractive to butterflies, bees and insects.
6. Casablanca Lily
The Casablanca Lily is a very expensive and fragrant flower used in perfumes and weddings. The flower has 6 petals and the colors vary from white, yellow, orange and purple to pink.
5. Nottingham Catchfly
Nottingham is a white wildflower with a pink tint and hairy leaves. It’s heavy fragrance fills the evening air. It is attractive to night-flying insects and moths. Nottingham catchfly has narrow and lance-shaped stem and spoon-shaped lower leaves.
4. Four O’ Clocks
These beautiful night blooming flowers are tender perennial with outstanding fragrance that are available in a number of colors ranging from red, yellow, pink and blue to white. It need full sun exposure to grow and start blooming at 4 pm hence got their name.
3. Saussurea Obvallata / Brahma Kamal
It is a beautiful night blooming flower named after the Hindu god Brahma. It blooms once a year at night time and has many medical uses. The flower heads are actually purple and are enclosed in layers of greenish-yellow boat-shaped cover papery in nature.
2. Dragon Fruit Flowers
The beautiful big flowers bloom against the green leaves, dark black background and along with the fruit and give a magnificent look. They start blooming at 7 pm and reach full bloom at 12 am.
1. Dutchman’s Pipe Cactus
Epiphyllum Oxypetalum or Dutchman’s-Pipe Cactus, is a large floral variety of cactus. It blooms for only 1-2 days. It blooms as the sun goes down. It has a very deep and fresh fragrance which spreads as soon as it blooms.