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Heirloom Flowering Vine

Fragrant Moonflower

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Heirloom Flowering Vine

Fragrant Moonflower

(Ipomoea alba)
No romantic evening garden would be complete without the luminous, iridescent huge trumpets of white Moonflower, the f...
(Ipomoea alba)
No romantic evening garden would be complete without the luminous, iridescent huge trumpets of white Moonflower, the fragrant Southern belle of climbing vines. These vigorous vines with their large, bright green heart shaped leaves make a dense canopy that will cloak a fence or sturdy trellis. At dusk, the opalescent buds unfurl in slow motion while you watch, releasing their haunting perfume as they swirl and flare wide open to show delicate throats creased with a creamy star.
Seed Count: 20 – 25 / Weight: 5 gms
$ 2.79

ANNUAL VINE

Summer/fall bloom
Frost tender

 

TO START OUTDOORS

In late spring once weather is warm and settled and nights stay above 50°F (10°C), sow in a sunny spot in ordinary garden soil 6 inches apart and 1 inch deep. Firm soil over seeds.

 

TO START EARLY INDOORS

Sow indoors 2 to 3 weeks before last expected frost in individual pots of seed starting mix. Cover 1 inch deep and keep warm and moist. Provide a strong light source until seedlings are ready for outdoor planting. Transplant very care¬fully once nights stay above 50°F (10°C) and before seedlings get too crowded.

 

THIN OR TRANSPLANT

Space seedlings 10 to 12 inches apart. Be careful not to disturb delicate roots.

 

GROWING NOTES

To speed germination, nick the edge of each seed with a nail clipper, or soak for no longer than 8 hours in tepid water. Plant immediately after soaking. Erect well-anchored supports at least 8 feet tall at planting time; strong netting, a wood or wire fence or a sturdy trellis serve well to hold these vigorous climbers. Moonflowers need a long warm growing season. Combine with dawn-blooming morning glories for a spectacular late summer display both night and day.

Plant In

Sun/Shade

Planting Depth

Space Seeds

Days to Germinate

Mature Height

April – June
Full sun
1 inch
6 inches
10 – 15 days
10 – 12 feet

Plant In

Sun/Shade

Planting Depth

Space Seeds

Days to Germinate

Mature Height

April – June
Full sun
1 inch
6 inches
10 – 15 days
10 – 12 feet

Plant In

April – June

Sun/Shade

Full sun

Planting Depth

1 inch

Space Seeds

6 inches

Days to Germinate

10 – 15 days

Mature Height

10 – 12 feet

Photos From Our Trial Garden

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