Night blooming beauties attract creatures of the night.
Just as night owls thrive in the solitude of a midnight silence, evening pollinators do their best work in the dark—and some plants have evolved to attract them. White-colored blossoms that appear blinding under bright sun transform into delicate shimmery landing pads under the lunar light, when other colors disappear from the landscape. They emit intoxicating aromas, much stronger than those of day-blooming plants—another adaptation to stay noticeable in the veiled landscape of the night.
Includes Candytuft, White Four O'Clocks, White Cosmos, Sweet Mignonette, Bishop's Flower, Evening Scented Stock, and Sensation Mixed Nicotiana.
500 seeds sow a 3'x10' garden plot.
About the Artist:
Artwork by Tonja Sell. The original artwork for this pack features an owl swooping through a night garden rendered with watercolors, pastels, and paints. Tonja surrounds the owl with the fragrant blooms of this Midnight Garden Mix.
Each year, Hudson Valley Seeds commissions contemporary artists from around the United States to tell the story of a particular seed variety. That art and those seeds combine to create an Art Pack, a unique celebration of the diverse stories of seeds and their stewards.
Direct sow in prepared, clean, full-sun bed after last spring frost. Packet covers a 3'x10' area; scatter and rake in. Keep area moist but not wet. When seedlings set true leaves, thin to 8-12". Or, start indoors and transplant after frost.