Moonflowers bloom in the summer and fall. They are heat-resistant and drought-resistant plants that are ideal for warm, dry, sunny locations. They do not grow well in frost and need fertilizer and moisture.
The moonflower is a unique flower that gets its name because it blooms in the evenings. Its petals open up after sunlight and stay opened until the sun rises. Then, its petals remain closed until the sun sets again. These trumpet-shaped flowers have a strong fragrance that offers a romantic element to any garden. As annuals, they do best when planted in the spring or early summer in order to avoid frost damage.