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Ipomoea alba
Moonflower
  Convolvulaceae
 

Ipomoea alba, Moonflower

 

Ipomoea alba, Moonflower
Synonym(s):
Calonyction aculeatum
Ipomoea bona-nox
From tropical America, this fast-growing, soft-stemmed, evergreen perennial vine grows up to 22 ft (7 m) or more. It is cultivated for its large, fragrant, silver-white flowers, which are borne in summer and open at night.
Cultivation: They prefer moderately fertile, well-drained soil and a sunny position. Care should be taken when choosing species, as some can become extremely invasive in warm districts.
Propagate in spring from seed which has been gently filed and pre-soaked to aid germination, or from cuttings in summer (for perennial species).

  

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