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8 Flowers That Bloom Only at Night

There are many beautiful flowers in the world. It is interesting to note that some of them only bloom at night. Here are eight of these nocturnal flowers:

Chocolate Flower (Berlandiera Lyrata)

Scientifically known as Berlandiera lyrata, it is a night-blooming plant found primarily in grasslands and rocky limestone soils in the United States.

It is also known as the fragrant chocolate daisy, so named for its pleasant chocolate scent.

It blooms from mid-spring to late summer, only at night. The flowers produce a rich cocoa scent until the morning.

Cereus (Epifillum)

Called the Queen of the Night, this flower is one of the most popular and common cacti, native to northern and northern South America. The Queen of the Night blooms very rarely and only at night. Often, the flowers ripen all year, and then the eyes are only happy for a short time – the sun rises and the chic flower disappears immediately.

The Chinese have a hieroglyph for the name of this flower, which describes a rapid rise and fall.


Moonflower is a beautiful night flower that grows best in the Americas. As the name suggests they open at dusk and close in the morning.

The beautiful white pink flowers also look like a full moon. Sandy soil is the best soil to plant their seeds. They require a warmer temperature. They bloom in the spring and summer months.

Their pink and white flowers open in the dark, they also produce pleasant odor that last all night.

Silene Nutans

Low perennial flowers of the clove family. They are called the Nottingham musketeers – they chose the previously fallen nightingale as the Nottingham County plant. Interestingly, they are no longer found throughout Nottingham County and are widespread in Europe.

The fallen nightingale blooms three nights in a row, opening a stamen each night.

Gladiolus Tristis

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There are about 260 species of gladioli in the world, and have been since the 19th century. More than 10,000 of these flower species have been created since their selection began.

The gladiolus blooms from late spring to mid-summer and can reach a height of one and a half meters. These flowers like a lot of sun and a well-drained soil.

If you want to enjoy these night blooming, sweet smelling flowers, plant them in a visible location, just make sure pets and children don’t reach them, as it is a poisonous plant.


Brugmansia flowers, also called Angel’s Trumpets, can grow to an impressive size, they smell great.

These flowers bloom during the day, but you can admire their beauty to the fullest during the warm summer evenings. The flowers are half folded during the day and fully unfolded in the evening.

Almost all Brugman species are native to South America, but they do not need very high temperatures. It is true that they need to be protected from the cold of winter, it is best to winter them in the veranda or cellar. In the wild, the Bruges can reach a height of 3 to 5 meters. The plant is very poisonous, in ancient times it poisoned enemies.

Water Lilies

Pink water lilies bloom at sunset and stand out against the dark water.

They are distinguished by their endurance, large flowers – the length of the petals is 19-20 cm. The aroma of the flowers is weak but delicate.

Evening Primrose

Most species of evening primrose bloom in the evening, their flowers are yellow, white, purple, more rarely bright red.

North American evening primrose prefers dry and stony places, infertile soils.

The decoction of evening primrose roots is an excellent remedy for coughs. Their oil relieves the symptoms of premenstrual syndrome.

There you are, you now know eight common flower that bloom at night. What’s your favorite flower so far? Let us know in the comments below.

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