Calonyction aculeatum /Moonflower

Calonyction aculeatum  / Calonyction aculeatum
A wonderful night-blooming vine
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A wonderful night-blooming vine

Night flowers

Close-up of a single flower

Flower fully open as evening approaches

Today's flower and tomorrow's buds

Two early flowers and one still to open on this date later in the evening

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Scientific Name: Calonyction aculeatum
Common Name: Moonflower
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 8, 9, 10 Determine Your Zone
Height: 10-15 feet
Bloom time: Summer, Fall
Flower color: White
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Dry
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Comments: Flowers open in very late afternoon and close around dawn. A fast growing vine after the weather becomes warm. It is a perennial that is treated as an annual in the garden. Becomes quite dominant in the moonlit garden and under artificial lights at night. Tolerant of a wide range of growing conditions, but performs best in full sunlight.