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Moonflower, Giant White
HEIRLOOM. Fragrant 6" flowers open in the evening.
These old fashioned flowers, as the name implies, open in the evening. As evening falls, you can actually watch them open. For added interest, mix them with morning bloomers such as morning glories. Grown as an annual but perennial in mild areas, they're easy to grow and grow best in full sun.
Sow in average soil in full sun in spring after danger of frost. In frost-free areas, Sow in fall to early spring. Soak seeds in water for 24 hours before planting to speed germination. Sow seeds thinly and cover with 1/2" of fine soil. Firm lightly and keep evenly moist.
How to Grow
Seedlings emerge in 7-14 days. Thin to stand about 12" apart when seedlings are 1-2" high. You may also Start seeds indoors 4-6 weeks before planting time. Transplant moonflowers to the garden in pots so the roots remain intact.
Vining moonflowers make a beautiful display on trellises, fences, mailboxes, and any other location you desire them to climb. Moonflowers also make beautiful cut flowers.