They are native to some areas of the United States. Hers were absolutely beautiful, two years in a row. e else thought this could be successful or have substained their plant after the winter months in this region. If I am starting a lot of different seeds this way in the same pot, I mark the paper towels with the name of the seed with permanent marker which won't run when wet. This year I started seeds to grow good sized plants to put out. On May 17, 2006, cloud999 from Washington, DC wrote: Having issues with Aphids. So I just plant it every year. As long as you keep track of the vines it doesn't get out of... read more hand. Soaked them, planted them in the ground with waiting trellis! I water them regularly. They ARE AWESOME. So far, after two weeks, I only have two spouts out of about 14 seeds. To be safe, wash hands after tending plant. Instead, place trellis-style support one foot away from the house and train vines accordingly (can use loosely-tied twine to anchor stems to preferred location, if desired). Moonflower has average water needs and you may water it about 1 inch per week, especially during hot periods. I also have a dog(Bichon Frise) & he ... read moredoes not mess with it (Pee's on it though) I've notice my plants growing again this year. On Nov 6, 2007, MsDepp from Murfreesboro, TN wrote: I planted 4 moonvines seeds this spring. These plants thrive in poor, dry soil and full sun. The seeds are large, hard and creamy colored, and turn darker as they get older. On Aug 10, 2007, sunnytop56 from Lincoln, NE (Zone 5a) wrote: I can't grow this plant. Here in NC it is very hot and humid most days. We have the most magnificent vine, fuzzy leaves the size of dinner plates. My plants are about 7 feet tall and bright green leaves. I then planted them all into one 12 inch pot till they were about 3 inches, then re potted them in there own separate 13 inch pots. Growth: Provide plenty of water while the vines are growing to support healthy foliage, but do not drown. It is very easy to grow once it gets started, I have found out that in texas if I plant it in february it won't grow very much but if I wait and grow it when summer is beginning in may or june it thrives and really takes off in nothing flat. On Apr 15, 2004, foodiesleuth from Honomu, HI (Zone 11) wrote: I love the moonflower vine and we have been growing them for years. The sprouts appeared within days and I had flowers within weeks. They got big fast and then I stuck them into a bed I had prepared by simply digging up the grass, turning the soil, and sprinkling some potting soil and peat moss over the top (I was a beginner then, sorry). On Sep 13, 2005, ndeen from Valley Springs, CA wrote: This is the first time I have tried to grow Moon Vines. I have had these beauties in my front yard for 15+yrs.I gave some seed to my neighbor and some did come up in back yard (I did tell her that parts of the plant could make the dog sick) at the time I did not know just how toxic they could be. On Aug 19, 2003, PaisleyPat from Minneapolis, MN wrote: I started Moonflower Vines seeds indoors 8 weeks before last frost here in Minneapolis, Minnesota (U.S.) and planted them out in full sun on June 1. I anticipate the flowers and now hope to grow them every year! I think maybe this climate is just too cold for moonflower... even though its relative, Morning Glory, seems to do fine. The absolutely best vine for your deck or porch, or near an open window, is the Moonvine (Ipomoea alba), not to be confused with Moonflower. It smells great! Shop our selection of flower seeds which include an array of annual flower seeds and perennial flower seeds to choose from. I live in Nova Scotia, Canada and I have a plant in my garden which I was told was a Moon flower.It grows about 8 inches high, and has a yellow flower which looks something like the evening primrose. I don't think it will re-seed since I'm in zone 6. 10/10/10 or go for foliage for the first month, then switch to bloom? Between the two I had up to 15 blooms at a time. Moonflowers readily adapt to part shade conditions. I keep looking, and finally found some tiny little beginnings of buds today. They reveal a pale green star extending from the throat and send their very sweet fragrance into the night air. On Aug 20, 2004, wilsong from Rock Hill, SC wrote: I planted my vine from seed in April and had to wait until late July for blooms, but they have been well worth the wait. Luckily this plant is only an annual in this area....otherwise I would have had a real problem on my hands. My consenus: start early! They have really enjoyed it, and neighbors come from all around to take pictures of it. Long, white petals slowly unfurl as the evening comes, eventually opening into trumpet-shape blooms. Once nighttime temperatures have reached 50 degrees, plant the seedlings—still in their peat pots—into the garden or into larger containers. If anyone knows of any other vines that bloom at night and aren't poisonus to animals ( i have 2 cats and a dog) I would like to know I am looking for other plants to grow other than the ones I do now which includes 2 types of jasmine, evergreen wisteria, potato vine, angel trumpet vine and occasionally morning glory and sweet pea. Another year I bought them as bedding plants... they grew very slowly up the trellis before gradually dying off, never having produced a single flower. On Jan 6, 2008, art_n_garden from Colorado Springs, CO (Zone 6a) wrote: I love this plant but it does not do well in my zone/climate/short growing season in central Colorado. Plant this fast growing vine on the front porch, deck, patio, or under a window where you can enjoy its evening performance and heady fragrance. They are adaptable to part shade. Moonflower is an eager self-seeder, so if you don't want it to return next year, pick off the spent flowers so that they don't form seed pods. I haven't lost hope for the blooms, yet, though. Every year I just buy the seeds plant them and watch them grow. Some flowers will last well into the morning on cool days. One grouping I have up against my garage (about 5 stalks coming up from the one, big root) had 22 blooms in one night! I can't find out how to do it. I love sitting out there with my beautiful white flowers. I do not crack them, I put them in moist paper towel for a day or two. On Jul 31, 2009, camberwelbeauty from Winchester, VA wrote: I think it will be positive! This variety is also called Moon Vine. My boyfriend and I pull up chairs and sit and watch the flowers open. The plants don't seem to require much care other than adequate moisture, lot of sunshines. Truly. Our moonflower will produce huge delicately fragrant flowers that will be more than 4 in. The plant is usually grown as an annual, but it is a perennial in the tropics. Would not plant again. Plant moonflower in moist, well-drained soil, and make sure to give it a trellis or other structure to climb. On Sep 1, 2007, 73stingray from Aiken, SC wrote: Our pods are about 3-4 inches in length and green; they appear to be about to open. When the texas heat starts to dry up the soil I just flood the seeds again. They grow with wild abandon on almost no nutrients in a small planter at the base of a brick wall, climbing on a grid of nylon net up to the cast iron stoop railing. The fragance is amazing. Is this plant really serious about wanting full sun? If anyone has any idea why the new growth is black please let me know. 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