The first time you watch a Moonflower swirl open, you simply won’t believe your eyes. The whole process takes less than a minute–from tightly-furled, long greenish-white bud to glowing, wide-open 6-inch bloom–and it occurs at twilight, when the rest of the garden is closing up for the night! A favorite of the humminbird moth and sphinx moths.
Indescribably fragrant, Moonflower is one of the joys of the night garden, and this 6-foot vine is particularly effective on the patio, twining up the porch railings, or set under windows, where the fragrance can be appreciated indoors and out.
An easy, carefree vine, Moonflower can be started ahead indoors or direct-sown when the soil is warm in any sunny garden spot. The blooms arise all summer and into fall. Magnificent!
Soak these seed in warm water for 24 hours before planting.