Belle-de-nuit

Ipomoea alba

Photo/Illustration: 
Robert E. Lyons
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Belle-de-nuit (Ipomoea alba)
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Synonyms:  Calonyction aculeatum
Genus:  Ipomoea
This twining perennial has evergreen, oval or rounded, mid- to dark green leaves. Fragrant, 6-inch white blooms appear in early summer to fall, opening in early evening.
Noteworthy Characteristics:  Seeds are highly toxic if ingested.
Care:  Grow in moderately fertile, well-drained soil. Provide support. Shelter from cold, drying winds.
Propagation:  Chip seeds or soak for 24 hours before sowing. Sow seed in spring. Root softwood cuttings in spring or summer, or semi-ripe cuttings in summer.
Problems:  White blister, rust, fungal leaf spots, stem rot, thread blight, charcoal rot, and wilt.

Overview

Height
10 ft. to 15 ft.
Light
Full Sun Only
Moisture
Dry to Medium
Characteristics
Fragrant Flowers,
Showy Flowers
Bloom Time
Fall,
Summer
Flower Color
White Flower
Uses
Ground Covers,
Poisonous,
Suitable as Annual,
Trellis
Seasonal Interest
Summer Interest
Type
Perennials

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