Moon Flower

Out of stock

Ipomoea alba

Gardening is not just a daylight activity and not your entire garden goes to sleep when you do. Night time is when many growers--and garden visitors--get to enjoy the fruits of horticultural labors. This evening glory blooms in time for your return home from work, sends out its scent for a summer dinner al-fresco, and glows in the moonlight to romance all nocturnal creatures-even night owls. Growing tip: enjoy showy blooms at all hours by letting morning glories intertwine with your Moon Flowers.

  • Number of Seeds: 25
  • Spacing in Row: 4 to 6 inches
  • Spacing Between Rows: 24 to 36 inches
  • Planting Depth: ½ inch
  • Days to Germination: 7 to 14
  • Days to Maturity: 112
  • Height at Maturity: 8 to 12 feet
  • Width at Maturity: 12 to 24 inches

How to grow: Direct sow after frost, but consider helping the hard-coated seeds to germinate, either by soaking for 24 hours or by nicking the seed coat with a nail file. Keep newly sown seeds moist. Likes full sun and moist, average soil. Provide a trellis or other support to allow vines to grow 8-12 feet tall.

About the artist: Artwork by Tona Wilson. Tona has painted many pictures of walls composed of a variety of objects, but never, so far, of things as appealing and beautiful as Moon Flowers and flying squirrels.