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Our Price: $6.95
ZONE: 8 - 11
EXPOSURE: Full Sun
SIZE: 10'H x 15"S
BLOOM: White, Summer
POT SIZE: 1 PINT 28.86 CU IN.

Availability: Spring 2020
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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: Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 15 Write a review.

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5 of 5 Moonflower Plants Second Year in a row! June 3, 2019
Reviewer: E Wendy Blackwell from Mount Holly , NC United States  
I really enjoy these Beautiful plants. Fast Shipping  and very well packed.  Lots of information as well.
Many Thanks !

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5 of 5 New Plant April 30, 2019
Reviewer: Tennille Thomas from Conway, AR United States  
This moonflower plant is my first. It arrived in excellent condition. Everything was so well packed, plants are healthy and vigorous! I can't wait to see what this plant does throughout the summer. Thank you for taking such great care in sending out the very best plants.

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4 of 5 no flowers April 30, 2019
Reviewer: Pamela Pinskey-Fischer from Bristol, RI United States  
so far so good.. no flowers yet.. 3 weeks in the ground

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5 of 5 healthy plants April 30, 2019
Reviewer: JA from Great River , NY United States  
Rec'd 3 healthy vines .  It is hard to find special plants such as Moonflower.  Was very pleased with this shop.

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5 of 5 Moon flower April 30, 2019
Reviewer: Susan from Clover, SC United States  
Excellent plant, love it, very pleased!

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