(Ipomoea alba var. ‘White’)
White Morning Glory is a warm weather annual flowering vine that is native to Mexico and South America but can be found growing throughout the states of Colorado, New Mexico, and Texas. At maturity, this plant can reach a height over 10' long and features a fast-growing vine with heart-shaped dark green leaves and 5-6" pure white, fragrant flowers. This plant can be grown in containers or hanging baskets, attracts bees, butterflies, hummingbirds, lacewings, and pollinating moths, has medicinal properties, and self sows!
Variety: White Morning Glory
Also Known As: Moonflower Vine, Moon Vine, Tropical White Morning Glory, Evening Glory.
Native to: Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Bahamas, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Central American Pac, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Florida, French Guiana, Galápagos, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Leeward Is., Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Nicaragua, Panamá, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Suriname, Trinidad-Tobago, Uruguay, Venezuela, Windward Is.
Introduced into: Andaman Is., Angola, Assam, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Cameroon, Cape Provinces, Central African Repu, China North-Central, China South-Central, China Southeast, Colorado, Comoros, Congo, Cook Is., East Himalaya, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Gulf of Guinea Is., Hainan, Hawaii, India, Ivory Coast, Jawa, Kenya, Kermadec Is., Korea, KwaZulu-Natal, Laos, Lesser Sunda Is., Liberia, Madagascar, Malaya, Marianas, Marquesas, Mauritius, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nansei-shoto, Nepal, New Caledonia, New Guinea, New Mexico, New South Wales, Nigeria, Norfolk Is., Northern Provinces, Ogasawara-shoto, Pakistan, Philippines, Queensland, Réunion, Samoa, Sierra Leone, Society Is., Solomon Is., Sri Lanka, St.Helena, Sudan, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Tanzania, Texas, Thailand, Togo, Tokelau-Manihiki, Tonga, Tuamotu, Tubuai Is., Uganda, Vanuatu, Vietnam, West Himalaya, Zaïre, Zimbabwe.
Ease of Growing: Easy
Grown as: Annual/Perennial
Maturity (Bloom): July-October
Light: Full Sun
Soil Moisture: Medium
Containers?: Yes. Suitable in 1 gallon. Suitable for hanging baskets. Needs excellent drainage in pots
Attracts beneficial insects?: Yes. Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds, Lacewings and Pollinating Moths as well as resisting Deer.
Sow Depth: 1/4"
USDA Zone: Perennial: 10-12
Produces: a fast-growing vine with heart-shaped dark green leaves and 5-6" pure white, fragrant flowers.
Seed: eaten when young.