Unveiling the Charm of the Giant Moonflower (Ipomoea alba)

Step into the enchanting world of the Giant Moonflower, a plant that brings a touch of magic to your garden. Known for its eye-catching emerald leaves and pearl-colored flowers, this climber is a star performer when the sun goes down.

Ipomoea alba

Full Sun

Can grow in full sun conditions.

High Water Needs

Requires frequent watering but doesn't tolerate standing water. Needs regular attention.

Highly Adaptable to Various Soils

Thrives in clay, silt loam, or sand, showing great adaptability.

Highly Adaptable Soil pH

Suitable for all pH environments, from acidic to alkaline.

Moderate Safety Concerns

Toxic if ingested, handle with caution. Toxic if ingested.

Safe for All Animals

No known safety risks to pets or livestock.


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About Ipomoea alba

The Giant Moonflower, scientifically known as Ipomoea alba, stands tall at a majestic height of 10 to 30 feet, with a width of 3 to 6 feet. Its emerald leaves are a sight to behold, but the real show-stopper is its pearl-colored flowers. These blossoms open up in the evening, releasing a captivating fragrance that attracts pollinating moths and other flower visitors. The plant's fruit is a burnt sienna color, adding another layer of visual interest.

Did you know that the Giant Moonflower is a night owl of the plant world? Its flowers bloom in the evening, giving it the nickname 'Evening Glory'.

Also known as

Evening glory
Giant Moonflower
Killarney fern
Lilac Bell
Moon flower
Moon flowers
Tropical white morning-glory
Tropical white morningglory
White Moonflower
White morning glory

Our design recommendations

The Giant Moonflower is a versatile climber that can be used as a standout feature or a privacy screen in your garden. Its lengthy blooming period and eye-catching leaves make it a perfect choice for vertical gardens, suspended planters, or as the center of attention in your courtyard. This plant thrives in planters, suspended planters, courtyards, boulder barriers, and vertical gardens. It's a great choice for adding height and visual interest to your landscape.