The warm nights of summer draw us into our gardens like the luna moths who share the darkness. This is the time of white flowers, glowing in the light of a full moon, candles, and softly lit lamps. These are 'moon gardens.' One of the greatest pleasures of a night garden is its sweet fragrance. Being shy in color, white flowers rely on their enchanting fragrance to attract pollinators.
The allure of an all-white garden isn't limited to the night. The famed white garden at Sissinghurst, created by Vita Sackville-West, remains one of the most enchanting gardens of all time.
A white garden consists, of course, of white flowering plants, offset with rich green foliage. To add a twist of contrast, some gardeners plant burgundy or chocolate leafed bushes or flowers.
Here are just some of the gorgeous creatures you can use for your own private Sissinghurst...
NOTE: Drought tolerant plants are marked with a "DT"
Fragrant plants are marked with an "F"
|New Dawn climbing rose|
|Souvenir de la Malmaison, an old English rose F|
|Sharif Asama, a David Austen rose F|
|Pilgrim, another David Austen F|
|Climbing white Iceberg rose|
PLANTS TO ATTRACTS BUTTERFLIES AND HUMMINGBIRDS
|Salvia Apiana (White Sage) DT,F|
|Salvia Waverly DT|
|White Ceanothus F, DT|
| White Heliotrope (which smells like vanilla) F |
|Angel Wing Jasmine F|
|Diamond Frost Euphorbia DT|
|Brugmansia F Caution: This plant is highly toxic|
|Spring Bouquet Viburnum F (Berries in winter also attract birds)|
|South African Jasmine F|
Marble Queen Coprosma
BURGUNDY & CHOCOLATE ACCENT PLANTS
|Chocolate Chip Ajuga|