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Brighten up your night with these night flowering, often fragrant plants that attract the hummingbird-like moths and other night time pollinators.

 

Aimee Gardenia, Aimee Yoshioka Cape Jasmine

Gardenia jasminoides 'Aimee Yoshioka', G. augusta

Huge 4-5" double blooms are intensely fragrant! Aimee Yoshioka is the largest flowered of all Gardenias with large, glossy, dark green foliage on a vigorous and moderately fast growing evergreen shrub. The large dark foliage provides a wonderful foil for the large white flowers. Easily trained into a tree standard. Aimee is also considered to be one of the largest growing Gardenias, particularly in mild winter climates where it is known to reach 10-12' high but 5-6' may be more typical. Item# 1154.

Grows To: 5-6'H x 5-7'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade
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The chartreuse foliage of this beauty is surrounded by variable bands of darkly contrasting green with random splashed of green along the veins making this a conversation piece even when not in flower. Angel's Flight Variegated Angel's Trumpet is a sport of Angel's Flight and produces the same double to triple or more flowers that open yellow and fade to a peachy orange. What more could you ask for! It is compact enough to enjoy in a container and does prefer some midday or filtered shade in hot summer climates making it a good choice for a patio. Item# 11136

Grows To: 5-7'H x 3-5'W
Outdoor Light: Part sun, Part shade, Filtered shade, Sun*
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Audrey Lea Angel's Trumpet (Double Pink)

Brugmansia x cubensis 'Audrey Lea'

Audrey Lea Angel's Trumpet produces sweetly fragrant, large to very large double to triple flowered trumpets that open with a white throat reminiscent of Frosty Pink and darken to deep pink into near reds during the spring and fall growing season. During warmer summer temperatures the flowers are more of a medium pink. This 2013 introduction from the breeding work of Fred Sommers is a vigorous and large growing plant. Angel's Trumpets are fast growing tropical shrubs that act-like die-back perennials in the northern parts of their range but readily return from the roots in spring. Sure to attract hummingbird moths. Item# 11195

Grows To: 8-12'H x 5-6'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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August Beauty Gardenia, Cape Jessamine, Cape Jasmine

Gardenia jasminoides 'August Beauty'

2-3" double white, wonderfully fragrant flowers are borne over an exceptionally long period on this hardy evergreen shrub. Rich deep green foliage on a dense upright to rounded plant. One of the favorites among the larger growing Gardenia varieties in southern regions due to its long flowering season and hardiness. Item# 310.

Grows To: 6'H x 4'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Blushing Ballerina Dwarf Angel's Trumpet

Brugmansia x 'Blushing Ballerina' (Rubella type with B. sanguinea parentage)

Soft pastel pink with hints of purple 6-8" long trumpets are produced seemingly throughout the year on this smaller growing hybrid Angel's Trumpet with trumpets angled down and sideways versus just the typical straight downward hanging trumpets of most Brugmansia cultivars. Blushing Bride Brugmansia is a compact and smaller growing plant with probably the longest flowering season of any that we currently grow. The smaller habit lends it to use as a magnificent container specimen. Due to its Brugmansia sanguinea parentage we are not yet certain of its cold hardiness in the ground but some suggest zone 8. Provide a moderately fertile, well-drained average moist soil and midday shade for optimum vigor and flowering. Blushing Ballerina is sweetly night fragrant. Item# 11667

Grows To: 3-5'H x 2-4'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun (with midday shade in S), Part sun, Part shade
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Buttons Gardenia

Gardenia 'Buttons' PP22429

Masses of 2" wide upward facing intensely fragrant flowers are composed of two neat rows of white petals that surround the golden anthers are produced in late spring or early summer. Buttons Gardenia develops into a densely branched small rounded evergreen shrub growing to about 1-1/2' high and wide. You can use this "cute as a button" Gardenia in a sunny garden or landscape but it is also small enough to be grown as a container plant. Gardenias will do best in a well-draining, moderately fertile to rich, acidic soil in a full to mostly sunny site. Images courtesy of Star Roses and Plants, Inc., all rights reserved. Item# 11948

Grows To: 18-24"H x 30-36"W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade, Filtered shade
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Large rounded clusters of lightly fragrant 1" wide deep coral pink flowers that lighten to near white toward the base of the petals and with a fuchsia eye sit atop sturdy stems and are produced beginning in late spring and continuing through summer potentially into fall. Coral Crème Drop™ Garden Phlox is another exceptionally disease resistant Phlox paniculata hybrid from the Candy Store series with rich deep dark green often bronze-tinged foliage on well-branched plants that are a little more compact than most Garden Phlox cultivars reaching only about 24" high. This is a slowly spreading clump-forming perennial that will eventually develop into a dense mass of stems and foliage that is topped for weeks by the bright and showy nectar rich flowers that attract butterflies, hummingbirds, and hummingbird moths. Provide a full to mostly sunny site in well-drained fertile soils for optimum vigor and flowering. Images courtesy of Plants Nouveau, all rights reserved. Item# 12206

 

Grows To: 18-24"H x 18-24"W space about 12-14" apart
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade

Common Evening Primrose

Oenothera biennis

Small clusters of large 4-petaled sunny yellow flowers are lightly fragrant and open in the evening to attract pollinating moths and may last until about noon the following day when they attract bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. Ripe seeds are utilized by songbirds. Common Evening Primrose is a tall growing tap-rooted native biennial species found throughout most of the lower 48 states and into Canada. It is common in disturbed areas, meadows and prairies. The first year it produces a rosette of foliage and the second year it shoots up to 3-6' high and begins flowering in summer and may continue into fall under good conditions. The Common Evening Primrose will readily reseed on exposed soils. It is a good addition to naturilized areas or add it to the Moon Moth Garden. Item# 11761

Grows To: 3-6'H x 1-2'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Daniel Weeks Ginger (Orange, Fragrant)

Hedychium 'Daniel Weeks'

Known for its intense Honeysuckle-like fragrance that is most pronounced in the evening, Daniel Weeks Ginger produces large dense spikes of of large butterfly-like flowers that are a light creamy orange at the edges deepening to dark golden-orange in the center.  This is a vigorous clump forming ginger with sturdy upright stems adorned with tropical foliage that starts flowering in late spring to early summer and can continue until fall. Its compact clump forming upright habit and excellent flower power lend this hybrid Hedychium to use in containers as well as in the garden and landscape. Daniel Weeks Ginger is easy, reliable, and proven to be hardy enough for zone 7. Provide a moist, well-drained, fertile soil and a minimum of 4 hours of direct sunlight for optimum growth and flowering. Item# 11530 

Grows To: 4-6'H space at 1-2' apart
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade, Filtered shade

Durham's Blue Eyes Porterweed

Stachytarpheta 'Durham's Blue Eyes'

Tall spikes adorned with whorls of 3/8" purple flowers edged in light lavender are produced throughout the growing season and the nectar rich flowers attract butterflies, bees, hummingbirds, and even hummingbird moths. From the breeding work of the Durham twins of east Texas, Darrell and Jerrell, comes this unusual picoteed color form of Porterweed. These are vigorous well-branched herbaceous to shrub-like tropical perennials that revel in the heat and sun of summer providing a continuous display of flowers and pollinators until the first frost. The flower power of Porterweeds makes them worthy of being grown as annuals where not hardy or they can be overwintered as container plants in a warm sunny location indoors. Provide a full to mostly sunny location with average or better drainage and moderate fertility for optimum vigor and flowering. Item# 11967

Grows To: 3-4'H x 2-3'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Durham's Purple Picotee Porterweed

Stachytarpheta 'Durham's Purple Picotee'

Tall spikes adorned with whorls of 3/8" purple flowers edged in white to light lavender are produced throughout the growing season and the nectar rich flowers attract butterflies, bees, hummingbirds, and even hummingbird moths. From the breeding work of the Durham twins of east Texas, Darrell and Jerrell, comes this unusual picoteed color form of Porterweed. These are vigorous well-branched herbaceous to shrub-like tropical perennials that revel in the heat and sun of summer providing a continuous display of flowers and pollinators until the first frost. The flower power of Porterweeds makes them worthy of being grown as annuals where not hardy or they can be overwintered as container plants in a warm sunny location indoors. Provide a full to mostly sunny location with average or better drainage and moderate fertility for optimum vigor and flowering. Item# 11931

Grows To: 3-4'H x 2-3'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade

A single 4-6' high bluish green stalk is topped by unusual, almost alien, green and yellow flowers in summer atop a low rosette of smooth succulent Aloe-like foliage. The yellow anthers resemble a slightly cupped upward facing hand and are situated below the inconspicuous female flowers that develop into rounded capsules filled with black seeds once mature. False Aloe, Manfreda virginica, is an herbaceous perennial whose foliage dies back to the caudex-like bulb in winter and then returns in spring. Even though it is a succulent, it generally flowers best under average moist conditions. Its flowers attract both bees and hummingbirds but is primarily moth pollinated making it a good choice for Moon Moth Gardens as well as in the garden, landscape, as a container plant, and in naturalistic settings. Item# 11778

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 7,8,9,10,11,(6?,5?,4??)
Grows To: 4-8''H x 8-16''W plant, 4-6'H flowering spike
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Partial shade, Partial sun
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Florida Sunset Firecracker Flower, Crossandra

Crossandra infundibuliformis 'Florida Sunset'

Spikes of soft orange flowers are produced from spring to frost, or year round under tropical conditions, on this upright to spreading naturally evergreen tropical plant. Florida Sunset Crossandra has a moderately compact upright to spreading habit with rich green foliage whose endless procession of flowers are sure to brighten any tropical scene. In hot summer climates Crossandras generally prefer shade during the heat of the day. Use Crossandras as container plants as specimens or as companion plants or in a shady garden or landscape where they can flower for months on end. Item# 12111

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 10,(9? with protection)
Grows To: 12-18''H x 12-18''W
Outdoor Light: AM sun, Cool sunlight, Filtered sunlight, Full sun*
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Long white fragrant trumpets are held on tall sturdy stems in mid to late summer. One of the tallest lilies that may reach 7' or more. Extremely easy to grow and readily naturalizes. A favorite pass-along heirloom that will adorn your garden for years to come. The Formosa or Phillipine Lily attracts a variety of pollinators including Hummingbird Moths and so makes an excellent addition to the Moon/Moth garden with it's large showy white flowers. Item# 9521.

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 7,8,9, (Biennial 5,6)
Grows To: 5-7'H x 12-16''W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun
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Fountain Clerodendrum, Tube Flower

Clerodendrum minahassae

Clusters of fragrant, starry white flowers that open from the end of long tubes are produced from spring through summer on this large fountaining tropical shrub. Clerodendrum minahassae, a.k.a. Fountain Clerodendrum or Tube Flower, naturally develops into a 10' x 10' arching shrub with a vase shaped habit but can be kept smaller with pruning. The flowers of this rare tropical attract butterflies, hummingbirds, and most likely hummingbird moths. Pollinated flowers produce bright red calyces that subtend the blue-black berries and creating a nice contrast with the white flowers. Begins flowering even as a small plant. Provide a full to mostly sunny location for the best flowering and densest growth habit. Item# 11489

Grows To: 8-12'H x 8-12'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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Fragrant Pathways Dwarf Gardenia

Gardenia jasminoides 'Fragrant Pathways'

Fragrant Pathways Gardenia is an exceptionally low growing and spreading form of the Dwarf Gardenia that produces fragrant, double white blossoms in late spring and early summer. The narrow, dark green, finer textured foliage of Fragrant Pathways adds to its interest as it creates a low evergreen groundcover. Considered to be slightly more cold hardy than G. radicans. Item# 10152.

Grows To: 1-2'H x 3-4'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade

Fragrant Pathways Dwarf Gardenia

Gardenia jasminoides 'Fragrant Pathways'

Fragrant Pathways Gardenia is an exceptionally low growing and spreading form of the Dwarf Gardenia that produces fragrant, double white blossoms in late spring and early summer. The narrow, dark green, finer textured foliage of Fragrant Pathways adds to its interest as it creates a low evergreen groundcover. Considered to be slightly more cold hardy than G. radicans. Item# 11773

Grows To: 1-2'H x 3-4'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade

A low dwarf form of Hoya that trails vigorously, and whose clusters of cream-colored to pure white flowers fill the air with a very lovely perfume for most of the year on established plants grown under good conditions. The Fragrant Hoya is wonderful for a small hanging basket, as a groundcover beneath larger plants, and spilling from mixed container gardens in warm shaded sites. Its turn-your-head, intense Jasmine-like fragrance is strongest, even rivalling and exceeding some of the true Jasmines (Jasminum spp.), Gardenias, Night Blooming Jasmine, Night Blooming Cereus, Angel's Trumpet (Brugmansia spp. and hybrids) and Sweet Olives, after sunset when the dainty clusters of white nectar rich flowers may turn amber colored due to the dripping golden nectar. A perfect plant to add to a Moon Moth garden setting. item# 10050

Grows To: 3-4''H x 2-3'L
Outdoor Light: Light shade
2.25 inch Pot / 9.7 fl.oz. / 287 ml
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Galaxy White Agapanthus, Lily of the Nile

Agapanthus 'Galaxy White'

Vigorous and reliably hardy to zone 6! Large rounded clusters, to 5" across, composed of pure white trumpets are perched atop strong 3-4' sturdy stems on a tight clump forming plant with upright to arching narrow rich green foliage. Galaxy White Agapanthus has been successfully trialed for over 7 years in Zeeland, Michigan by the folks at Walter's Gardens with excellent reliability, vigor and cold hardiness. Our plants are in bud at the time of this writing, 5-25-2020, but will likely flower in summer where winters are coldest. Use Galaxy White Agapanthus anywhere you want to make a statement and the flowers attract bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. Images courtesy of Walter's Gardens, Inc., all rights reserved. Item#12137

Grows To: 3-4'H x 3-4'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Morning sun, Part sun, Part shade, Light shade

Gardenia Martha Turnbull, Gardenia Rosedown Beauty

Gardenia jasminoides 'Martha Turnbull'

A wonderfully free-flowering Gardenia that was selected by Greg Grant from seed collected from Rosedown Plantation and named in honor of the garden's owner and horticulturist Martha Turnbull. 2-3" sweetly fragrant, white star-like single flowers are born over a long period beginning in spring and lasting through summer. Cross-pollinated flowers will produce bright orange hips to provide winter interest. Item# 9867.

Grows To: 4-5'H x 5-7'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun

Large, double to triple flowered or more, intensely fragrant, long lasting flowers open a soft primrose yellow and age to a golden yellow to near orange. Goldflame's rich perfume lasts into the morning and is sure to turn heads and attract the local hummingbird moth population! It begins flowering at 4-5' high making it well adapted to container culture. Angel's Trumpets are fast growing tropical shrubs that act-like die-back perennials in the northern parts of their range but readily return from the roots in spring. Item# 11078

Grows To: 6-8'H x 4-5'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade
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Grif's Select Hardy Gardenia

Gardenia jasminoides 'Grif's Select'

Sweetly fragrant 2" wide starry single white flowers are produced in late spring with some rebloom to be expected in summer on well-established plants. Grif's Select Hardy Gardenia develops into compact rounded plant with deep green foliage that is suitable for use in containers as well as in the garden and landscape. This is a selection made by Dr. Michael Dirr from seeds that originated at the Beijing Botanic Gardens. Grif's Select Hardy Gardenia is reportedly hardy well into zone 6. Item# 11192

Grows To: 3-4'H x 3-4'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade
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Heaven Scent Tahitian Gardenia, Star of Tahiti, Tiare

Gardenia taitensis 'Heaven Scent'

An extremely rare form of the Tahitian Gardenia with double flowers. The Tahitian Gardenia boasts some of the largest flowers in the genus Gardenia with flowers up to 5" wide. Large rounded dark green tropical foliage adorns the stems of this evergreen tropical shrub. Plant out of doors only in the mildest climates while it still makes an easy container plant in cooler regions. Item# 9977.

Grows To: 4-6'H+ x 4-6'W+
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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Jean Pasko Angel's Trumpet, sometimes Jean Pasco, produces 10" long, fragrant, dangling trumpets that are a combination of dark orange, gold, and yellow. A natural hybrid discovered by its namesake in Columbia and is a widely popular and free-flowering selection. Angel's Trumpets are fast growing tropical shrubs that act-like dieback perennials in the northern parts of its range but readily return from the roots in spring. They make easy container plants as well. Item# 10747.
 
 

Grows To: 6-9'H x 3-7'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade
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Aimee Gardenia, Aimee Yoshioka Cape Jasmine

Gardenia jasminoides 'Aimee Yoshioka', G. augusta

Huge 4-5" double blooms are intensely fragrant! Aimee Yoshioka is the largest flowered of all Gardenias with large, glossy, dark green foliage on a vigorous and moderately fast growing evergreen shrub. The large dark foliage provides a wonderful foil for the large white flowers. Easily trained into a tree standard. Aimee is also considered to be one of the largest growing Gardenias, particularly in mild winter climates where it is known to reach 10-12' high but 5-6' may be more typical. Item# 1154.

Grows To: 5-6'H x 5-7'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade
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