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ZONE: 8 - 11
SIZE: 10'H x 15"S
BLOOM: White, Summer

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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.*

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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Moon flower July 31, 2018
Reviewer: Susan from Clover, SC United States  
Excellent plant, love it, very pleased!

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healthy plants July 2, 2018
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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no flowers July 2, 2018
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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Wow June 25, 2018
Reviewer: Wendy Bullinger from Schenectady, NY United States  
I ordered three moomflower palnts, they arrived not only intact, but huge and beautiful!  Thanks so much.

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Absolutely stunning May 2, 2018
Reviewer: STAR MCLEAN from Jonesboro, GA United States  
The plant arrived in great condition. It grew quickly and bloomed in just about 3 months. The flowers were huge! I wish I could attach pics.  I saved the last set of seed pods to grow.  I recently decided to plant them near a drainage ditch near my house. Its delightful to watch them grow again this season.  Although the ones I planted in the wild are doing great, the seeds I planted in the container for my own home haven't come to fruition so I'm ordering another!!!

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