Top 7 Night Blooming Fragrant Flowers

Top 7 Night Blooming Fragrant Flowers

If you want your garden to smell heavenly in the evening then grow these Night Blooming Fragrant flowers! 

Some of these flowers bloom in the daytime too, but they get fragrant after sunset.

1. Brahmakamala

Botanical Name: Epiphyllum oxypetalum

The plant is also called the queen of the night. The flowers open after nightfall, and by dawn. The white flowers have a rich, floral scent. When the sun starts to appear in the morning, the flowers begin to wilt and are closed by midday.


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2. Parijata

Botanical Name: Nyctanthes arbor-tristis

Parijata is a short tree growing upto 10m tall. The flowers are fragrant and blooms at night. The tree is sometimes called the "tree of sorrow", because the flowers lose their brightness during daytime.


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3. Gardenia

Botanical Name: Gardenia augusta

This tropical plant has beautiful glossy green foliage and produces large white flowers that emit a strong smell at night.


4. Tuberose

Botanical Name: Polianthes tuberosa

Tuberose is a perennial plant with pure white waxy tubular flowers. Flowers emit a strong fragrance and are used in perfumery.

5. Night-Blooming Jasmine

Botanical Name: Cestrum nocturnum

In India it goes under various names such as Raat ki rani, and raatrani. A powerful, sweet perfume is released at night. If you are looking for a night flowering plant for your house, this one is the winner. 

Night-Blooming Jasmine

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6. Four'O Clock

Botanical Name: Mirabilis jalapa

Four'O Clock is an ornamental perennial plant Four o’clock flowers grow and bloom abundantly in the summer. The colorful trumpet-like flowers bloom in the late afternoon or early evening, exhaling a scent similar to the tobacco flower, and attract moths for pollination.

Four'O Clock

7. Hedychium Ginger

Botanical Name: Hedychium gardnerianum

Kahili Ginger is a beautiful perennial herb with a leafy stem. The flowers emit a strong scent in the summer evening.

Hedychium Ginger


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Extra reading

The Intoxicating Parijatha

Brahma Kamal

Night queen (Cestrum nocturnum)

Brahma kamal plant care

Pagoda flower (Clerodendrum paniculatum)


Happy Gardening!

Dr. Vandana K.