Moonflower is native to Central and South America, to Florida, and to other tropical
Plants: Vines are 10-15′ high ⨉ 3-6′ around (3-4.6 m ⨉ 91-182 cm). Vines
sometimes have small projections. In
tropical climates they can grow much larger. They are vigorous growers and can overtake
usually cordate, sharp-tipped, and alternate. The deep-green leaves are
4-8″ (10-20 cm) long.
Flowers: White, fragrant, trumpet-shaped, up to 6″ (15 cm) around.
They appear from July to October.
Flowers open in the evening and remain open until noon the next day.
Fruits: Capsules are ¾-1″ (2-3 cm) long. When mature,
they split open to release four hairless, whitish-coloured, seeds about ⅜″ (1 cm) long.