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2. Morning glory at night

Ipomoea nocturnal (Ipomoea noctiflora) also has other names: moon-flowering morning glory (moonflower), or white morning glory. Usually, morning glories open with the first rays of the sun and fade at noon, for which they received the nickname "morning radiance". But the moon-flowering morning glory has a very original flowering routine. Its snow-white satin flowers open at dusk and bloom until morning.

Morning glory (Ipomoea noctiflora)
Morning glory (Ipomoea noctiflora)

This variety surprises with its huge flowers (up to 15 centimeters in diameter) and the unusual shape of the flowers, which do not look like a gramophone, but a real pipe. The aroma of its flowers is very delicate and a bit like almonds, but, unfortunately, it is felt only up close.

At dusk, the amazing flowers seem to glow like a small moon. By their appearance and smell, they attract many nocturnal insects, for example, hawk moths.

Note. On the Internet, information sometimes comes across that the flowers of the moon-flowering morning glory supposedly bloom sharply with the onset of dusk, emitting a characteristic cotton. Once, out of curiosity, I spent the whole evening next to this morning glory, but I did not see any sudden opening of the flower. The buds unfolded slowly and absolutely silently. Therefore, such statements are probably the fruit of someone's fantasy.

In terms of growth rate, the night morning glory is slightly ahead of the purple morning glory, its stems are thicker, and the foliage is larger. A leaf blade with less pubescence, while some leaves have the correct heart shape, while others have pointed projections (semi-lobed). The foliage of the bush is very high, so the night morning glory is perfect for landscaping gazebos.

Features of growing morning glory

According to my observations, this species is stronger than other varieties of morning glory is affected by a spider mite, so it is very difficult to keep it on the balcony due to the need for constant treatments from pests. Otherwise, this morning glory is unpretentious.

Grow liana through seedlings. The seeds of the lunar flowering morning glory are very large and hard, resemble nuts, therefore, before sowing, they must be soaked for several days using germination stimulants. At first, the seedlings do not grow quickly, rapid growth begins soon after planting in the ground.

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