Tuesday, July 22, 2008
The first blooms on our moonflower plants appeared a couple days ago. Nightly from now until the end of summer, Ipomoea alba opens one or two blooms around sunset in a matter of minutes. The large, white flowers attract night-flying moths for pollination. The flowers die off in the next morning's sun. The plants grow and spread quickly, but are easily controlled, thankfully, due to their shallow roots.