13 Flowers that Bloom at Night

Queen of the Night

While many people plant beautiful flowers that bloom during the day, there is no need for the beauty of your landscaping to end when the sun goes down because you can plant beautiful night-blooming flowers. The great news about many flowers that bloom at night is that they are extremely fragrant.

Imagine the joy you will get from sitting on your front porch or on your patio seeing them gently swaying in the wind under a moonlit sky. There is something so magical about night-blooming plants!

If this sounds like something that you would enjoy, then consider these 13 flowers that bloom at night.

1. Chocolate Daisy

Night blooming Chocolate Daisy

These North American native flowers grow well in zones 5 to 11. Many people find them an easy herb to grow because they require very little water. These plants that produce bright yellow flowers surrounded by a maroon center give off a chocolate fragrance, so you may not want to get too close if you are trying to diet.

2. Queen of the Night

Queen of the Night

This member of the cactus family thrives in zones 9 to 12. This plant also known as the orchid cactus usually produces gorgeous white flowers on a beautiful green vine with soft spikes, it blooms at night and wilts in the morning.

3. Datura


This flower that grows well in zones 5 to 7 as an annual and zones eight to 10 as a perennial produces beautiful white trumpet-like flowers. When it gets plenty of water, it can grow to be 2 feet tall and 10 feet wide. While most plants produce white flowers, you can also find plants producing purple plants.

4. Evening Primrose

Evening Primrose

This plant thrives in woodland settings in zone 4 to 8. In addition to being a great night bloomer, this plant is often one of the first to bloom in the spring. Each evening primrose plant produces a goblet-shaped flower that can be pink, white or yellow in color.

5. Casa Blanca Lily

Casa Blanca Lily

The Casa Blanca lily thrives in zones 5 to 10 where it produces large white flowers that look stunning in bouquets and flower arrangements. They need to get the sun during the day to produce their blossoms at night, but they prefer their roots to be in a shaded area.

6. Gardenia Augusta

Gardenia Augusta

You might not guess that this plant that grows in zones 11a is a member of the coffee family. It also does extremely well as a houseplant. It produces white flowers on an evergreen shrub making it a great plant year-round.

7. Moonflowers

Moonflowers give off a magical scent when they are grown in zones 10 and 11 where they are grown as a perennial and in zone 9 where they are an annual. It produces large white flowers on vines that can grow up to 10 feet tall.

8. Night Gladiolus

Night Gladiolus

If you want to attract butterflies to your yard and you live in zones 7 to 10 where it produces creamy-yellow flowers on stems that grow up to four feet tall. This flower has a spicy fragrance that many people love to smell.

9. Dragon Fruit Flowers

Dragon Fruit Flowers

The huge dragon fruit flowers grow best in zones 10a through 11, but they will begin to wilt if temperatures get over 100 degrees. This plant flowers on just one night a year, and it is the most fragrant on that night. You can pick the fruit and use it in jams, candies, and other sweets.

10. Four O’ Clocks

Four O' Clocks

Beautiful four o’clock flowers can be grown as a perennial in zones 7 to 10, and it will grow as an annual in most other locations in the United States. You can find this plant in a variety of colors including white, yellow, pink, magenta, and red with flowers of different colors often appearing on the same plant.

11. Nottingham Catchfly

Nottingham Catchfly

Thriving in zones 6 to 10, the Nottingham Catchfly has a woody stalk that can grow up to 31 inches long. The flowers consist of two white-or-pink-narrow lobes that stick around for only three days to prevent self-pollination. Landscapers often choose this plant as an ornamental grass because of its showy stems.

12. Night Blooming Water Lilies

If you want a spectacular plant for your water garden, then consider night blooming water lilies if you live in zones 9 or 10. These plants regularly produce red and pink cup-like flowers that can be up to 8-inches across. They usually open at dusk and stay open throughout the night. They help to keep water temperatures cooler.

13. Polianthes Tuberosa

Polianthes tuberosa

Often called the tuberose, this plant grows well in zones 7 to 10. It usually stands about 24-inches tall, and it is often as wide as it is tall. The plant produces beautiful white flowers that appear in August. It produces beautiful waxy-looking flowers.