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Flower Crafts for Kids


Moonlight Blooms
Moonlight blooms flower only at night.
Moonlight blooms flower only at night.
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Moonlight blooms are special, because unlike most flowers, they only bloom at night. Night-blooming plants are pollinated by night-flying moths, and they smell great. You can plant your own moonlight blooms to enjoy in the evening hours. What You'll Need:

  • Seeds or seedlings of night-blooming flowers (see below)
  • A garden plot or pots
  • Potting soil

How To Plant Moonlight Blooms:

In late spring, plant some night-blooming flowers such as the ones listed below. Or ask at a plant nursery for the names of other night bloomers that grow in your area. You can grow the flowers from seeds or from seedlings. Plant them in the ground or in pots. Either way, plant them in a place where you'll be able to enjoy their sweet scents.

The following flowers bloom at night:

  • Flowering tobacco (Nicotiana)
  • Thorn apple (Datura)
  • Evening primrose (Oenothera biennis)
  • Moonflower (Ipomoea alba)
  • Evening-scented stock (Matthiola longipetala)

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