Enjoy moonflower's evening performance and heady fragrance by training it on a porch column, or a trellis under a window. This Florida native has magnificent flowers that unfold within 2 to 3 minutes, an event worth inviting guests! Caution: All parts of this plant are poisonous if ingested.
Botanical Name: Ipomoea alba
Native: Mexico, Southeast U.S.
Hardiness: Perennial in USDA zones 10 and warmer; otherwise grown as an annual.
Plant Dimensions: 10'–20' vine
Variety Information: 5″–6″, trumpet-shaped, white flowers.
Exposure: Full sun
Bloom Period: Summer to first frost
Attributes: Attracts Pollinators, Deer Resistant
When to Sow Outside: RECOMMENDED. 1 to 2 weeks after your average last frost date, and when soil temperatures are warm.
When to Start Inside: 4 to 6 weeks before your average last frost date. Roots sensitive to disturbance; sow in biodegradable pots that can be directly planted in the garden.
Days to Emerge: 10 – 20 days
Seed Depth: ½”
Seed Spacing: A group of of 4 seeds every 6″ – 12″
Thinning: When 2″ tall thin to 1 every 6″ – 12″
Special Care: Nick seeds or soak them in water for 24 hours before sowing.