Ipomoea alba

moonflower

Convolvulaceae


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Plant Specifics

Form: vine
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: to 40 ft
Flower Color: flower color      white
Noted for: Showy flowers

Landscaping

Recommended Uses: Recommended only for use where it can be controlled, such as on a trellis, or in areas where expansive growth is appropriate.
Considerations: Extremely vigorous, may overtop other plants. Can be planted further north but should be treated as an annual.
Propagation: Seed or layer runners from an existing plant. Nick and soak seed for best germination. Seeds are available through the Florida Wildflowers Growers Cooperative.
Availability: Seed
Light: light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
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Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand, loam

Ecology

Pollinated by moths.
Native Habitats: Disturbed wetland and lake edges, mangrove fringes.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range

USDA Zones:

Map is based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:
   9A,9B,10A,10B,11

Other

Other Comments: Blooms open late in the day and remain open through the night. Fragrant.