night blooming flowers

This perennial plant is native to the Southwestern United States and is sometimes considered a weed; sacred datura has many other names, such as Jimson weed, angel’s trumpet, and moon flower.
Four o’clocks are fascinating plants – different colors can be found in the same flower, and color patterns can vary wildly from stripes to speckles to blotches.
The blooms are very large, pink or white, and have the typical water lily flower form.
In fact, the flowers are similar to that of the above-mentioned moon flower, but they are not related.
Are you looking for some magic and romance in your life? If so, consider planting a moon garden full of plants that flower in the moonlight.
The white, fragrant blooms are large, up to eight inches in diameter! Beware, because this beauty comes with a cost – all parts of this plant are deadly.

Plants with silver leaves or variegated patterns of green and white create an evening glow in the garden.
Overall remember, the idea behind a moonlight garden is to reflect the glow and stillness of nighttime, and to create a special area that really offers its best qualities at night.
So consider this: coming home from work, having dinner, and then going out into the cool, quiet evening to enjoy your garden in the light of the moon.
Although other colors than white are great for sunny summer days, remember that white flowers show off their classic beauty both in the sunlight and the moonlight.
White flowers and plants with variegated foliage glow softly as they reflect the moonlight.
There are so many plants that add not only fragrance, but color and texture for nighttime enjoyment, that if you have never tried this, you are limiting the time you can be out and using your garden.
I found myself spending a great deal of time relaxing or entertaining in the garden in the evening and at night and so began adding plants to enrich the experience.
As is often the case with a new house, it was only after I began spending time in my garden and really using the space that I began to realize the need for plants that come into their own after the sun sets.
Once in a Bloom Fragrances has captured the essence of the elusive Queen of the Night cactus flower (night-blooming cereus) to create the inspired Desert Queen Fragrance.
One of the strangest plants of the desert, the night blooming cereus, is a member of the cactus family that resembles nothing more than a dead bush most of the year.
The night blooming cereus has a tuberous, turnip-like root usually weighing 5 to 15 pounds (but in some specimens weighing over 100 pounds), which Native Americans used as a food source.
Like all cactus, night-blooming cereus may be protected in certain desert areas, and permits may be required to collect it.
Imagine a beautiful night with cool breeze touching the cheeks softly, sweet fragrance of night blooming flowers spread in the air, a mug of coffee or tea steaming in your hands and your family by your side.
The beautiful Night Gladiolus(Botanical name: Gladiolus Tristis ) is a creamy yellow flower with a very nice spicy fragrance.
The beautiful yellow flowered is named Evening Primrose because the flower blossoms only at night.
Moonflowers do in fact grow on vines, they are in the morning glory family and if you look inside the blossom you will be able to see a star dividing the flower into 5 lobes (not actual petals) and their leaves are heart shaped.
My mother used to grow a night blooming plant called 9 o’clocks.
But the pictures are of angel’s trumpets (Datura metel) which are also toxic but all are night bloomers and are beautiful additions to any moon garden.
Mirabilis jalapa (The four o’clock flower or marvel of Peru) is the most commonly grown ornamental species of Mirabilis, and is available in a range of colours.
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Here is the gorgeous and fragrant Moon Flower that blooms at night.
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The flowers are short lived, and some of these species, such as Selenicereus grandiflorus, bloom only once a year, for a single night.[1] Other names for one or more cacti with this habit are princess of the night, Honolulu queen (for Hylocereus undatus), and queen of the night (which is also used for an unrelated plant species).
Regardless of genus or species, night-blooming cereus flowers are almost always white or very pale shades of other colors, often large, and frequently fragrant.[citation needed] Most of the flowers open after nightfall, and by dawn, most are in the process of wilting.
Night-blooming cereus is the common name referring to a large number of flowering ceroid cacti that bloom at night.
While some night-blooming cereus are grown indoors in homes or greenhouses in colder climates, most of these plants are too large or ungainly for this treatment, and are only found outdoors in tropical areas.
"yellow ray" petals In her book The Warmth of Other Suns author Isabel Wilkerson recounts her mother's memories of her grandmother's night-blooming cereus and the yearly neighborhood ritual of watching it "decide to undrape its petals".
Alphabetical, by author's last name: The night-blooming cereus was also featured in Jacqueline Carey's Kushiel's Legacy book series as the name of one of the Thirteen Houses of the Court of Night-Blooming Flowers.
Eric Nuzum refers to a night-blooming cereus in his new memoir "Giving Up the Ghost." The book Love, Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli mentions the night-blooming cereus several times.
From Wikipedia: Night-blooming cereus is the common name referring to a large number of flowering Cereus cacti that bloom at night.
In Bride of the Water God by Yun Mi-kyung, the night-blooming cereus is referred to as the "Loneliness of the Night" and refers most specifically to Epiphyllum oxypetalum.
Regardless of genus or species, night-blooming cereus flowers are almost always white, often large, and frequently fragrant.
The Night-Blooming Cereus is the title of a 1986 novel by Joan Hess under the name Joan Hadley.
But here at Big Mill Bed & Breakfast, Evening Primrose is glorified, photographed, written about and touted as entertainer – watching it bloom is a great way to spend an evening in the garden.
We have other night blooming flowers here on the farm – in mid-summer our Moon Flowers perfume the whole area around the patios and garden.
On June 8, the night blooming cereus, Queen of the Night, bloomed for the last time this year.
There are also mail order companies which can supply you with this plant, or one that is another kind of night blooming cereus, epiphyllum oxypetalum.
I have given cuttings to friends, and they have had no problem growing the plant.  So far, although the plant has bloomed for them, they fail to witness the bloom because it comes and goes so fast, and they haven’t paid close enough attention to it. Ah well, there’s always next year.
Grandiflorus is Latin for "large-flowered." The term "night blooming cereus" or "Queen of the Night" is often used for this night blooming cactus.
If you have a night blooming cereus, consider hosting a late night party for when it is in bloom.
I took many more photos of the plant than I’ve shown you here, but I tried to show different configurations and aspects of the buds and blooms without being repetitious.
After obseving the way the cactus blooms from year to year, I can recognize when they are ready to bloom, but only in the daytime for that evening’s bloom.
Finally, Johann Jacob Haid (1704-1767), a German engraver, made this botanical illustration of the night blooming cereus.
It’s now time to say, "Au revoir" to the night blooming cereus–til we meet again next year.
It’s been great fun taking photos of the blooms, both day and night, for the last eighteen days.
For one night each year, its exquisitely scented flower opens as night falls, then closes forever with the first rays of the morning sun.
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The Night Blooming Cereus Stem was not considered medicinal when it was first brought to Britain from the West Indies but rather an ornamental plant with no medicinal characteristics whatsoever.
Night Blooming Cereus Stem (Selenicereus grandiflorus) is an exquisite flowering plant which is considered to be nocturnal since it opens in the evening and closes at dawn.
In modern times, the Night Blooming Cereus Stem is still used for angina like symptoms, for infections of the heart’s interior lining or endocarditis, for inflammation of the heart walls and for rheumatism as well.
Studies have also shown that the Night Blooming Cereus Stem is also useful for bladder inflammation, fatigue, fluid retention, indigestion, kidney congestion and irritable bladder.
A tincture from the Night Blooming Cereus Stem is considered to be a homeopathic treatment for many health problems.
If you wish to use Night Blooming Cereus Stem for its medicinal benefits, talk to a health professional regarding the use of this plant.
Night Blooming Cereus Stem may have many medicinal properties but it is still wise to consult your doctor regarding safety and use for your illness.
If you are lactating or pregnant, Night Blooming Cereus Stem must not be used for any reason since it may cause fetal abnormalities and decreased blood pressure.
Although the Night Blooming Cereus Stem has a positive effect on the heart and may be used in many heart ailments, its safety is still questionable.
A liquid extract of the Night Blooming Cereus Stem may also relieve shortness of breath and tobacco poisoning.
Some experts agree that Night Blooming Cereus Stem is also a remedy for emphysema, tinnitus and menstrual problems.
The Night Blooming Cereus Stem was introduced in Britain from the West Indies as a garden ornament.
If you are using any cardiac medications, ask your doctor for advice regarding Night Blooming Cereus Stem use.
The name Night Blooming Cereus Stem or Selenicereus is derived from the Greek word selene and Cereus which means moon.
The flowers of the Night Blooming Cereus Stem last only for 6 hours and do not bloom again when withered.
The Night Blooming Cereus Stem should be collected in July when the plant is fresh.
Newspaper article from: St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO) …of people wrote about their own night blooming cereus plants after a column on them…their family for 50 years, this cereus has had as many as 29 flowers a…be maneuvering the 350-pound cereus indoors.
Newspaper article from: St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO) …flower? One of my readers has a night blooming cereus plant.
Newspaper article from: St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO) …that would come close is the first time my night- blooming cereus bloomed.
Newspaper article from: The Florida Times Union …will be the blooming of my night-blooming cereus.
"night-blooming cereus." The Columbia Encyclopedia, 6th ed.. 2014.
Magazine article from: Opera Canada …1956) and John Beckwith’s Night Blooming Cereus (1959).
Linda Sadler and Louisa Tierney are dedicated flower people, so when they opened the doors to the Floriculture Building on Friday at the Missoula County Fairgrounds, it was no wonder their pulses started racing.
Susan Egeland’s night-blooming cactus had picked the third night of the Western Montana Fair to sprout two glorious pink flowers.
Egeland and her sister Laura, who’ve been growing flowering cacti for some 25 years, got to the fairgrounds in time to see the cactus in most of its glory.
“I had a sense it might flower this week,” Egeland, of Missoula, said when she heard the news.
The same pot arrived at the fair wrapped in electrical tape to hold things together, and will leave the grounds Sunday with a fresh wrap of tape, Egeland said.
A common but yet unknown plant, the Hylocereus, commonly known in St-Martin by the name: “Ladies of the night” most probably because flowers open only after night fall at the same time exhaling a very sweet scent in the airand will close up with the risen of the sun.
In a year or two after not only the plant started to throw out the big beautiful and sweet scented flowers reminding me my childhood, but to my great surprise it started given fruits that I had never seen before.
There is no difference between the fruits of the Hylocereus undatus and the fruit of the hylocereus costaricensis but the fruits of the hylocereus purpusii even though exteriorly the aspect is the same the color of the pulp is of a wine-red.
While all species bear varying edible fruits, the Hylocereus undatus is the primary species grown for its fruits particular in Asia.
Tropical water lilies also start blooming later in the summer than hardies; however, they remain in bloom for longer than hardies.
That said, tropical water lilies can be either day- or night-flowering plants, while hardies only open during the daylight hours.
The blooms of both day and night bloomers open and close for periods of three to four days, holding their flowers above the water on strong, stiff stems.
The variations found in water lilies are especially pronounced when one breaks down the genus further, into hardy water lilies and tropical water lilies.
Tropicals also tend to have larger plants and larger blossoms than their hardy counterparts, and tend to hold their blossoms higher above the water than do the hardies.
Water lilies thrive best in heavy garden topsoil, but take care to make sure it has not been mixed with other substances such as manure or compost.
When determining where to place the water lilies, one must keep in mind that they do not thrive when faced with heavy water movement or with water splashing on them.
Hardy water lilies can remain in the pond year round.
Day bloomers, however, are the most common kind of tropical water lilies.
Registered: Apr 2009 posted March 06, 2011 03:49 PM             Let us include the de lovely Night-blooming Cereus, also called Queen of the night or Reina de la noche, are names of several genera and species of nightblooming cactus.
Registered: Jan 2011 posted February 27, 2011 04:17 AM             Some flowers prefer to grow by the light of the moon.
Registered: Apr 2009 posted April 10, 2011 10:06 PM             Looking forward to getting my Moonflowers going!!! In another day or two, will have the inside squared away and will be able to get to work on the outside.
Registered: Jan 2011 posted February 27, 2011 05:16 AM             To those who work all day, the garden can be a peaceful refuge in the evening.
Registered: Apr 2009 posted April 12, 2011 10:43 AM             Swarms of bumblebees when I walk out my door.
Registered: Apr 2009 posted March 08, 2011 12:49 PM             I haven’t seen any of those before.
Night Blooming Cereus, also known as Beauty of the Night and Queen of the Night (Epiphyllum oxypetalum): to 3′, long, trailing stems bear large, striking creamy-white flowers.
Each individual flower is only open for one night, but there are many flowers in bud and bloom at any one time, providing a long season of bloom.
The flowers begin opening in the early evening, are in full bloom by midnight, and remain open until the following morning when they begin to close.
Good strong light helps the plant make sugars (nom nom nom), but the darkness is important for flowering.
It looks like at 72F and under, Jasmine needs long days of light (12+ hours) followed by long nights of dark (12+ hours) in order to flower.
If you’re in the Northern hemisphere (and especially as far north as your profile suggests), a north-facing window is probably not enough light for jasmine.
Jasmine, known for its beautiful flowers and shining leaves, can fill your house with a unique fragrance.
Greenish-creamy white tubular flowers rise from above leaves along the stem, followed by shiny white, fleshy berries.
The Night Blooming Cereus is one of the most spectacular flowers with a beautiful scent but the bloom lasts just one night.

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