Some of the most beautiful types of flowers are nocturnal, which of course means they bloom at night. These are highly unique and may go unnoticed by you, as they may suddenly appear in your garden without your knowledge.
The moonflower is one of the most well known nighttime flowers. Not only is its name derived from the fact that it blooms nocturnally, but it also has the shape of a five pointed star. The moonflower appears in a striking white color. They also give off a wonderful fragrance that can be detected in the air during the night.
Evening primrose is another nocturnal flower variety. It can bloom in colors such as white, yellow or pink, and its flowers are shaped like buttercups. In the moonlight of the night, the flowers are almost iridescent in appearance, which gives them an exquisite and ethereal beauty. They also bloom on stems that resemble vines.
Angel's trumpet, which is also called "Datura," sports lovely white flowers that can measure more than six inches. These nocturnal flowers bloom during the night from the middle of summer through to the first frost of mid to late fall. The foliage of the angel's trumpet plant is a beautiful blue green in color, and the plant itself can reach heights of approximately four feet. Keep in mind that angel's trumpet plants are poisonous if consumed, so make sure to steer your children and pets clear from it.
Evening stock flowers are wilted during the day, yet bloom in amazing shades of pink, purple and white during the night. This is also another nocturnal flower that has a unique star shape.
The mock orange shrub can reach heights of up to 10 feet and blooms its white flowers nocturnally in May and June. It gets its name due to the scent of the flowers, which resembles that of oranges.