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Our Price: $5.95
ZONE: 8 - 11
EXPOSURE: Full Sun
SIZE: 10'H x 15"S
BLOOM: White, Summer
POT SIZE: 1 PINT 28.86 CU IN.

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Moonflower Vines

Ipomoea alba

Moonflowers, or commonly known as "Moon Vines", are quick, eager growers that will climb anything within reach. They make a great natural screen for unsightly utility boxes and outlets, and are beautiful decorations to your mailbox, fence, trellis or garden wall. Sometimes they are planted with white datura or purple datura. These twining vines are native to the tropics and do best in full sun in warmer zones. Considered invasive in their native zones because of their fast, reaching habit, Moonflowers are sometimes considered more of a pest than a welcome guest in the garden.

There is no better plant for the night garden. Moonflower vine has bright white flowers that bloom in the evening just as the sun sets that seem to glow in the darkness, filling the garden with an intoxicating fragrance. The massive blooms are about five to six inches in diameter and open in a large trumpet-like fashion. Highly attractive to bats and moths, the Moonflower is a highly aromatic, sweet scented bloom. Overcast days and cool temperatures can prolong the vine's blooms into the morning, but under normal conditions, Moonflowers close with the rising of the sun.

Historically, ancient Mesoamerican people used extracts from the Moonflower plant and other natural resources to help manufacture a useful rubber substance.

These annuals for sun are best planted near a patio or walkway where their scent and flowers can be appreciated. Train your voracious vine to grow up and off of the ground which will prolong and protect the plant's blooms.

*The seeds of the Moonflower plant are highly toxic and should not be ingested.*



Features
Zones: 8 - 11

Size: 10'H x 15"S

Light: Full Sun

Bloom: White, Summer

Uses: The Moonflower is a beautifully blooming vine that emits a heavily sweet perfume. Great for ornamental purposes or for covering utility boxes or other unsightly outdoor clutter, this plant will climb anything!

Tips: The Moonflower can be highly invasive in areas with warm temperatures. Make sure to cut back accordingly to control growth. Never ingest the seeds of the Moonflower plant as they are highly toxic.

Does Not Grow Well Indoors!

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Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 5 Write a review.

  3 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
 
perfect! August 24, 2015
Reviewer: Sally Kayser from Tobaccoville, NC United States  
Young plants were vigorous and large, well packed.  Although my property is mostly wooded, I have a fence which is in the sun for most of the day. The vines grew more slowly due to this, and just bloomed for the first time yesterday, but oh my! how lovely.  Well worth the wait.  I have had no success in the past growing from seed, so these plants were worth the investment.  The Japanese Beetles weren't even slightly interested although the moonflowers are growing near morning glories and roses.  The flowers seem to glow at night and I see bats visiting them.  I will definitely buy these from Growers Exchange again next year.

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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
 
MOONFLOWER VINES June 5, 2015
Reviewer: Linda Chronister from Annapolis, MD United States  
I received my 4 moonflower vines in an extremely well packed box -- the vines were more established and healthier than expected! I'm delighted.  They are growing outside now -- winding their way up my trellises.  I am looking forward to their quick growth and future blossoms!  Thanks, GROWER'S EXCHANGE for a very professional and caring service!

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moomflowers June 5, 2015
Reviewer: MICHAEL BIECK from AUSTIN, TX United States  
plants are very healthy and arrived in great condition  can't wait until they bloom

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Beautiful June 30, 2014
Reviewer: alice sauer from roseboro, NC United States  
This little baby has grown into a very long and beautiful vine. The flowers are huge and beautiful, but not very fragrant.

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  4 of 4 people found the following review helpful:
 
a must-have for the summer garden May 31, 2014
Reviewer: flyingsquirrelgirl from Ocean Springs, MS United States  
Last year I planted moonvines from seed and from Growers Exchange sets, remembering the not-so-vigorous but nice vines I had had living in Southern California. OMG! Here on the Gulf Coast of Mississippi, these babies grew inches by the day, completely overwhelming the rose on the arbor and everything else nearby. I didn't care--the blooms are huge and gorgeous, shining in the moonlight, dropping a delicate sweet fragrance throughout the evening. My neighbors want to know if the vines will be coming back this year, and so far my seed plantings have mostly failed, so I am ordered sets here. This is a flower I want to grow every year, for myself and for everyone who walks by my fence in the moonlight.

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