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Ipomoea alba (Belle-de-nuit, Moonflower)

Ipomoea alba Photo/Illustration: Robert E. Lyons

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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name:Ipomoea alba eye-poe-MEE-ah AL-bah Common Name: Belle-de-nuit, Moonflower Synonyms: Calonyction aculeatum, Ipomoea bona-nox 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.
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, Fall Interest
Type Perennials

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