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A picture of a Ipomoea alba

Ipomoea alba

Ipomoea alba

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Tender

11b

USDA zone

7°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

3m

Max

30cm

2.5m

Min

30cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

More images of Ipomoea alba

This Ipomoea alba was growing at my friend Zeb's house.  He called it a moon flower, and said that it just bloomed as we arrived and would probably die before the next morning.  I took a shot of it because it was very neat!  The next morning however, there was another moon flower that bloomed on the other side of the same tree, which was very very cool!
A photo of Ipomoea alba

Ipomoea alba Overview

This species is a twining vine that is grown as an annual. It can grow as high as 3m or more in a season. The flowers are fragrant, white and shaped as a trumpet; they will open in the evening.

Common problems with Ipomoea alba

How to propagate Ipomoea alba

Seed

Propagation is by seeds in the spring.

Cuttings

Softwood or semi-ripe cuttings in the summer.

Other uses of Ipomoea alba

Climbing, ornamental, privacy