moon flower - Knowledgebase Question

Buffalo, NY
Question by jjhkhlw
May 20, 2010
I am looking for a flower that only blooms at night. I think it is called Moon Flower

Answer from NGA
May 20, 2010


Ipomoea alba, is the Moonflower, so called because it blooms in the evening. They have large 4 to 6 inch fragrant, white or pink flowers on twining vines. The flowers open quickly in the evening and last through the night, remaining open until touched by the morning sun. Moonflowers grow to a height of about 15 feet. The plants are annuals in your gardening region. You should be able to find seeds on the seed rack of your local garden center. The seed should be nicked with a file and then soaked overnight before planting.

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