Name: Ipomoea alba – aka moonflower
Type of Plant: In colder zones this is an annual vine, but one that can grow ten feet or taller in one summer. The heart shaped leaves are lovely in the early summer, and in late summer the large, round, slightly fragrant flowers grace the vine in the evenings.
Why I Love This: What’s magical about this plant is that it doesn’t flower all summer. It’s special because the flowers aren’t open during the day, but only appear in the evening, fading in the early morning hours.
A Word to the Wise: Provide a large trellis or arbor because this vine will surely grow ten feet or more. Because the leaves are large they are likely to droop on hot, sunny days, so if you’re growing this in a container be prepared to water early in the morning and perhaps again later in the evening.