Nature is practical and alive throughout the day. Moonflowers (Ipomoea alba) are nocturnal flowers and are best enjoyed by night owls and nightwalkers.
After sunset, these light-reflecting and beautiful white flowers glow and bloom all night, hence its common name. However, when the sun comes up, its perfectly fragrant flowers close tightly.
Although moon flowers are mostly white, they are available in bright yellows and rich reds, all of which will contrast with your floral decor.
Moonflowers (also known as Moonvine or tropical white morning glory) are very large and robust. Moonflower is a night-blooming Morning Glory native to the tropics and subtropics of South and North America, from the West Indies to northern Mexico, Argentina, and Florida.
The Ipomoea genus belongs to the Convolvulaceae family, which includes around 1000 species. It’s a perennial herbaceous vine that reaches a height of 5 to 30 m with twisted stems.
The leaves are whole or 3-lobed, 5 to 15 cm long, with a stem 5 to 20 cm long. The fragrant flowers are pink or white and large, 8 to 14 cm in diameter.