Belle de nuit: care tips


The night beauty is a perennial that flowers generously throughout the summer and multiplies easily to the point of becoming invasive.

But if its development is well controlled, it is one of the easy-care and very decorative flowers.

In summary, what you need to know is:

Name  : Mirabilis
Family  Nyctaginaceae
Type  : Perennial, annual

 80 cm
Exhibition  : Sunny
Sol  : Ordinary, well drained

Flowering  June to September

Planting of night beauties

April-May for plants purchased in buckets or containers.

  • Keep a minimum spacing of about 25/30 cm between each foot.

For the sowing of night beauties,

Pruning, maintenance of the night beauty

No pruning is really necessary, but by removing faded flowers as you go, it will encourage new flowers to appear.

Although quite invasive, the night beauty resecures itself, but its development can easily be controlled by removing the feet as soon as they appear.

To know about the belle de nuit

This pretty perennial with funnel-shaped flowers owes its name to the fact that it blooms in the evening and withers the next morning. It is also called “Four-Hour”, “Sad Grass” or Wonder of Peru.

It is therefore the opposite of the morning glory

Its colours range from red to white, pink and yellow and will look even more beautiful if you give them an organic perennial fertilizer in early spring.

It is finally an ideal plant for a wild looking garden.

If you plant directly in the spring, mix your garden soil with a special potting soil for flowering plants, this improves the soil and therefore the development of your plants!