Family: Convolvulaceae (kon-volv-yoo-LAY-see-ee) Genus: Ipomoea (ip-oh-MEE-a) Species: alba (AL-ba)
Hi Friend! Do you know that you are a blessing to me from God? Well you are! It brings me such joy to know that you visit Butterbean Row.
I have loved moon flowers for a while now. They are night blooming and not being a night person, I wasn't sure if I would ever see one.
They are easy to grow from seed. Mine were planted in a pot of good potting soil mix. As far as I know, they are all various shades of white. I never thought that they would bloom while I was awake.
They actually bloom around 6:30pm where I am, anyway. And they are spectacular!
See the ants on the bloom? The aroma is so sweet that insects love it.
I tried brushing the ants off, but the flower tore:
as you can see.
This is a bud not quite ready to open yet. I sat for 2 hours waiting, but nothing happened. It was actually the next night that it was ready.
The flowers are about 6-7 inches across, when fully opened. And the scent is heavenly!
I love the swirls in this bud. Kind of reminds me of a pinwheel.
Except for cropping and adding my copy wright, these are SOOC.
Have a wonderful rest of the week! Peace, love and happiness of the Lord, Jesus, be with you today and always.