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Moon Moth Garden Plants

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
Pot Size: 4.5 inch / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
Currently In Stock: 24
US$14.99
Cannot Ship To: AZ

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*
Pot Size: 4.5 inch / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
Currently In Stock: 2
US$14.99

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
Pot Size: 4.5 inch / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
Currently In Stock: 4
US$17.99

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
Pot Size: 3.5 inch / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
Currently In Stock: 51
US$9.99
Cannot Ship To: AZ

A free flowering Gardenia cousin, the Belize White Shooting Star Flower produces waves of starry white flowers that open at the ends of long tubes beginning in late spring and continuing until fall. The night and early morning fragrant flowers attract hummingbird moths (Sphinx and Hawk moths) and butterflies making this a great choice for moon-moth gardens. This is an easy to enjoy, naturally evergreen shrub with narrow, dark glossy green foliage that naturally grows to about as wide as tall and can be kept smaller with pruning. Grow the Belize White Shooting Star Flower in the ground where hardy or as a container plant and somewhere that you can enjoy its rich perfume through the summer months. Item# 11137

Grows To: 4-6'H x 4-6'W
Outdoor Light: Cool sunlight, Part sun, Part shade, Filtered shade
Pot Size: 3.5 inch / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
Currently In Stock: 0
US$17.99
Temporarily Out of Stock
Cannot Ship To: AZ

Crown Jewel Gardenia

Gardenia x 'Crown Jewel' PP19896

Crown Jewel is an exceptionally cold hardy Gardenia with a dwarf and compact habit that produces loads of fragrant double flowers over an extended period during the growing season. An evergreen shrub with a low rounded to spreading habit. This is a hybrid of 'Kleim's Hardy' and 'Chuck Hayes' Gardenias and retains the cold hardiness of the latter and flower power of the former. Crown Jewel is considered hardy into zone 6 if provided with a protected winter location. Item# 9463

Grows To: 2-3'H x 4'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade
Pot Size: 4.5 inch / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
Currently In Stock: 0
US$12.99
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Cannot Ship To: AZ

Double Yellow Angel's Trumpet, Devil's Trumpet

Datura fastuosa 'Double Yellow', D. metel

8-10" long double or triple yellow, night fragrant, cornucopia like trumpets are borne throughout the warmer months of the year or nearly year round when grown in a greenhouse or conservatory. Also known as Devil's Trumpet, due to the poisonous properties of this member of the Nightshade family. The Double Yellow Angel's Trumpet is often grown as an annual or short-lived shrub-like perennial and it is easy enough to save a few seed from the large capsules once they split open to grow new ones for next year. These are fast growing, small to medium-sized, shrub-like, frost tender tropical plants that are easy and rewarding. Item # 10366.

Grows To: 3-5'H x 3-5'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade
Pot Size: 2.25 inch T / 9.7 fl.oz. / 287 ml
Currently In Stock: 0
US$6.99
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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
Pot Size: 4.5 inch / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
Currently In Stock: 3
US$9.99

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
Pot Size: 4.5 inch / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
Currently In Stock: 0
US$14.99
Temporarily Out of Stock

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
Pot Size: 2.25 inch T / 9.7 fl.oz. / 287 ml
Currently In Stock: 24
US$12.99
Cannot Ship To: AZ

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
Pot Size: 2.25 inch T / 9.7 fl.oz. / 287 ml
Currently In Stock: 21
US$9.99

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
Pot Size: 3.5 inch / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
Currently In Stock: 55
US$9.99
Cannot Ship To: AZ

Large trumpet shaped fragrant white flowers are produced from spring through fall on this rare Gardenia cousin that hails from Cuba and Jamaica. The Bell Flower of Jamaica, a.k.a. Glorious Flower of Cuba, slowly matures into a medium to large tropical evergreen shrub with large glossy rich green foliage that sets off the pure white, sweet vanilla scented flowers. Provide a well-drained, moderately fertile soil rich in organic matter. The Bell Flower of Jamaica makes a great addition to the moon moth garden where its large, strongly scented flowers attract a variety of hummingbird moths. Begins flowering at a very young age, even in 3.5" pots. Item# 11138

Grows To: Slowly to 6'H x 6'W, up to 15'H.
Outdoor Light: Cool sunlight, Part sun, Part shade, Filtered shade
Pot Size: 3.5 inch / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
Currently In Stock: 0
US$17.99
Temporarily Out of Stock
Cannot Ship To: AZ

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
Pot Size: 4.5 inch / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
Currently In Stock: 12
US$17.99

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
Pot Size: 4.5 inch / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
Currently In Stock: 14
US$9.99
Cannot Ship To: AZ

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
Pot Size: 4.5 inch / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
Currently In Stock: 0
US$14.99
Temporarily Out of Stock
Cannot Ship To: AZ

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
Pot Size: 4.5 inch / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
Currently In Stock: 14
US$12.99

Considered by many to have some of the largest flowers among the Brunfelsia's, this Lady of the Night produces clusters of wavy edged, creamy white flowers that are borne on long tubes. The fragrance is released late in the day and into early morning and is sweet, heady, and intense and the flowers are borne throughout the warmer months of the year. Large thick glossy green foliage adorns this upright to arching tropical shrub. Easy indoors or out. Item# 10053

Grows To: 4-6'H x 4-5'W
Outdoor Light: Sun, Part sun, AM sun, Part shade, Light shade
Pot Size: 4.5 inch / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
Currently In Stock: 7
US$12.99

Marshmallow Sunset Angel's Trumpet (Double White w/ Orange)

Brugmansia x cubensis 'Marshmallow Sunset'

Marshmallow Sunset Angel's Trumpet produces large double, triple, or more creamy white, fragrant trumpets whose skirts darken through yellow to orange. This easy to grow double flowers even at a young age and over an exceptionally long period making this is a choice container specimen or add it to a tropical garden in areas where it is winter hardy. The creamy trumpets are most fragrant at night but it is still noticeable by morning. A great choice for a Moon Moth garden. Item# 11371

Grows To: 6-8'H x 4-5'W and larger in mild winter climates
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade
Pot Size: 4.5 inch / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
Currently In Stock: 13
US$17.99

Mystery Gardenia, Cape Jasmine, Cape Jessamine

Gardenia jasminoides 'Mystery'

The Gardenia of the Old South, this variety is still popular with its 3-4'' wide, full double, highly fragrant flowers and the large, dark glossy green tropical looking foliage. Mystery is still one of the most popular and is one of the largest flowering of the more cold tolerant Gardenias. It is also one of the largest growing and seemingly the most vigorous Gardenia. Item# 11018

Grows To: 5-6'H x 4-6'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade
Pot Size: 3.5 inch / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
Currently In Stock: 5
US$9.99
Cannot Ship To: AZ

Night Blooming Cereus, Queen of the Night, Epiphyllum

Epiphyllum oxypetalum, Cereus oxypetalus

Amazingly fragrant, 6-8" white flowers open in the evening and last until the early morning hours are born in summer on this interesting epiphytic tropical cactus. May be at their best when grown in hanging baskets where the flat arching stems and hanging flowers are held at eye and nose level. Also known as Queen of the Night and its fragrance explains why! Item# 9669

Grows To: 3-5'H x 8'W
Outdoor Light: AM sun, Part shade, Light shade
Pot Size: 2.25 inch T / 9.7 fl.oz. / 287 ml
Currently In Stock: 12
US$9.99

Huge clusters of 1-1/2" tubular orange-yellow flowers are borne profusely throughout summer and fall on this vigorous shrub-like perennial and attract hummingbirds, bees, and other pollinators. The flowers are sweetly fragrant at night and likely attract hummingbird moths. Yellow Cestrum becomes large and shrub like in mild winter climates whereas in the coldest portions of its range, like zone 8B, it will often freeze to the ground and return in spring. A loose breathable mulch will also help to ensure that your Yellow (aka ' Gold') Cestrum returns each spring. Item# 749.

Grows To: 5-8'H+ x 4-6'W+
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade
Pot Size: 3.5 inch / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
Currently In Stock: 51
US$8.99

Wave after wave of 12" long trumpets open a pale cream color and quickly darken to pink and finally a dark coral pink. The long lasting flowers are wonderfully fragrant with the rich perfume still noticeable into the morning especially on cool cloudy days. Peruvian Princess Angels Trumpet begins flowering even at 5' high making it highly desirable for 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# 11060

Grows To: 6-8'H x 4-5'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade
Pot Size: 4.5 inch / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
Currently In Stock: 16
US$14.99

Pink Moonflower, Largeroot Morning Glory

Ipomoea macrorhiza, Convulvulus macrorhizus

Large, soft lavender-pink trumpets adorn this perennial Morning Glory throughout much of summer. The flowers open in the evening and last until morning providing a feast of nectar for moths and other nocturnal pollinators. The Pink Moonflower develops a large tuber as the botanical name suggests from which it returns each spring. Item# 10346.

Grows To: 10-20'H
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun
Pot Size: 4.5 inch / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
Currently In Stock: 0
US$9.99
Temporarily Out of Stock
Cannot Ship To: AL,AR,AZ,CA,NC,OK,SC,TN,TX

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
Pot Size: 4.5 inch / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
Currently In Stock: 24
US$14.99
Cannot Ship To: AZ
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