Night blooming beauties attract creatures of the night.
Direct sow this mix of annuals in the spring. Just as night owls thrive in the solitude of a midnight silence, evening pollinators do their best work under the light of the moon, and some plants have evolved to attract them. These flowers often seem subtle in the daylight, but show their attractive strength when the rest of the world sleeps. Flowers that shirk from the daylight reveal open petals at the first sign of dusk, often emitting the sweetest fragrances imaginable. 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. We formulated this mix to be pale, fragrant, yet substantial. It includes: Candytuft, White Four O'Clocks, White Cosmos, Sweet Mignonette, Bishop's Flower, Evening Scented Stock, Sensation Mixed Nicotiana.
Art Pack, 500 seeds
Product ID# , Certified Organic by NOFA-NY LLC
Midnight Garden Mix | Hudson Valley Seed Company | Organic Seeds
Days to Germination 5-10 days Days to Maturity 80 Planting Depth 0" Spacing in Row 12" Spacing Between Rows 12" Height at Maturity 10-36 inches Width at Maturity 10-24 inches
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. Mix includes: Candytuft, Four O'Clocks, Purity Cosmos, Sweet Mignonette, Bishop's Flower, Evening Scented Stock, and Sensation Mixed Nicotiana.
Joel Flyod is a freelance illustration artist of plants and insects primarily, from scientific to more imaginative treatments of natural subjects. His mediums include pen & ink, scratchboard, colored pencil, watercolor and acrylic. Joel is connected to our area through his wife, Karen Sondak, a teacher and horticulturist who grew up in Accord, NY.