- Approximate Seeds Per Pound: 1600
- Season: Annual
- USDA Zones: 8 - 11
- Height: 12 - 120 inches (vining)
- Bloom Season: Summer through fall
- Bloom Color: White
- Environment: Full sun
- Soil Type: Moist, well-drained, pH 6.1 - 6.5
- Temperature: 65 - 70F
- Average Germ Time: 10 - 20 days
- Light Required: No
- Depth: 1/2 inch
- Sowing Rate: 2 - 3 seeds per plant
- Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination
- Plant Spacing: 6 - 12 inches
- Care & Maintenance: See: Moonflower
Moonflower (Ipomoea Alba) - Grown from Moonflower seeds, this unusual relative of the morning glory opens its flowers at dusk and blooms throughout the night. Plant this fast-growing vine on a porch, near an entrance, or under a window where you can enjoy the evening performance and heady fragrance. The flowers unfold in 2 - 3 minutes - an event worth waiting for! The Ipomoea Alba scent is wonderful and the white blossoms reach up to 6 inches across and are well suited to a gothic or moon garden. This twining vine will quickly climb and makes an excellent fence screen. Moonflower Vine is grown as an annual in northern climates or tender perennial in tropical areas. This easy-to-grow vine may be started indoors or sown outside after last frost when soil temperature warm to about 55 degrees.
Growing Moonflower Vine from flower seed is easy. Because they have a hard seed coat, nicking the seed coat with a knife tip or rubbing seeds with a piece of sandpaper will improve germination. After nicking the flower seeds, place them in a bowl and soak overnight in warm water.
Moonflower Vine seeds can be planted in any reasonably good garden soil that receives at least six hours of bright light during the day, but don't plant until the soil temperature has warmed above 55F. To get a jump start in the spring, the flower seeds can be planted indoors in a container. Transplant Moonflower seedlings when they have 2 - 3 leaves into the garden when the soil warms. The Moonflower plant will re-seed itself unless the flowers are deadheaded.