That is a toxic plant that's a noxious weed here, and in my state its planting is illegal. On Apr 15, 2004, foodiesleuth from Honomu, HI (Zone 11) wrote: I love the moonflower vine and we have been growing them for years. I had some trouble sprouting them indoors. Used the soak in water over-night method. I then check the pot every day to see if any seeds have sprouted, and I spray the paper towels with a mixture of cammomile tea and warmish water before they dry out to prevent damping off. I got them from my Aunt, who has them growing wild in her yard. Mine are about 3-4 feet tall and very thick sturdy stems, they have large green spiny seed pods the size of golf balls, no vining habit at all, just sturdy shrub like plants. I have had these beauties in my front yard for 15+yrs.I gave some seed to my neighbor and some did come up in back yard (I did tell her that parts of the plant could make the dog sick) at the time I did not know just how toxic they could be. The plant had to be planted on the back fence and this was fine. Thanks for all the advice! If they aren't flowering, they are probably being over-watered. The trellises start at the bottom being 6 inches wide and gradually widens to 60 inches, Seeing they fit well I attached them to my balcony post with cable ties. We had both Moonflowers and Morning Glories at our dairy farm when I was a child and I learned how to get them started from my beloved Gran, who grew everything from seed or cuttings. So for zones 5/6 , Moonflower vine is a real winner to WS. Also, don't try to gr... read moreow these by seed. In my area, some of my left... read more-over seeds will grow naturally without fuss. Co-Planting: Moonflowers make a beautiful backdrop for roses (if they have something they can climb on behind the row of rose bushes; allow at least one foot of space). I wouldn't mind if it produced volunteers next year so I am not worried about deadheading for that reason. This year, I've purchased another packet of seeds and am trying to germinate them indoors, where it's warmer. I planted some of my collected seeds in garden soil in small pots one year and some sprouted quickly while others showed no sign of growth. It has been a delicate process, a lot of learning! Will thin to two per pot, then perhaps remove the weakest before setting in the ground in a sunny site with lots of water. Truly. It grew very slowly, spindly, and more or less languished, without ever blooming, until it expired in the fall/winter period. On Apr 26, 2006, NaturzDiva from Natalia, TX (Zone 8b) wrote: This plant is one of my favorites. If anyone knows of any other vines that bloom at night and aren't poisonus to animals ( i have 2 cats and a dog) I would like to know I am looking for other plants to grow other than the ones I do now which includes 2 types of jasmine, evergreen wisteria, potato vine, angel trumpet vine and occasionally morning glory and sweet pea. They grow with wild abandon on almost no nutrients in a small planter at the base of a brick wall, climbing on a grid of nylon net up to the cast iron stoop railing. I am truly blessed by my heavenly moonflowers. but then about a month ago they went absolutely crazy and grew several inches per day. On Apr 11, 2009, danamark from Newport News, VA wrote: About getting them to sprout ...have not read all the comments.. too long a list... so this maybe a repeat... these seeds have a very hard shell. There on my balcony and were getting so long I went out and bought two 6 ft tall Trellis. Please email me if you have any tips. Jul 19, 2012 - This Pin was discovered by Ineke Rühland. the white trumpet flowers only open at night, or cloudy days. They sprout within a day or so. Growing on the East side of the wall, mine have always opened up in the evening before nightfall. White Moonflowers are vigorous, climbing vine annuals. On Feb 26, 2006, richa1 from Richmond, VA wrote: I was able to grow this plant directly from seed (supported by a trellis facing west in my yard). The Ipomoea alba page also mentions that unspecified members of the genus Ipomoea are considered noxious weeds in Arkansas and Arizona. HOWEVER the only reason they lived while they lived was constant watering...I'm zone 9/10 and my plantings are all highly drought tolerant. On Jun 21, 2010, labtech from kitchener,Canada wrote: I grow Moonflowers well here in Southern Ontario. In early spring I first lightly nick the seeds, then soak them in warmish water for at least 24 hours, then wrap in wet paper towels and put them in a covered old cooking pot in a warm place, like on top of the refrigerator. With the dry summer we've had, it took alot of water to keep it going. Any idea why mine doesn't smell? On Mar 27, 2010, clpgirl from Chippewa Lake, OH (Zone 5b) wrote: First year WS, and WS'd Moonflower seeds. It's worth the effort. Here in the north (Massachusetts Z6a) it needs as much sun and heat as you can give it. When they do I will post an image. On Apr 25, 2004, Bemhawk from Sterling, VA wrote: I live in Northern Virginia and have been planting Moonflowers from seed every spring for the past seven years. I'm definitely getting another pack of seeds next year, and hoping for volunteers. Otherwise, you've missed out all of its glory. I'm planting some more Moon Plants & Morning Glory's (Mixed & heavenly blue) in a rectangle flower box to cover my backyard iron stairs & also for the front entrance driveway. Otherwise, I had great success with this plant while I was living in Charlotte, NC, the blooms were huge and fragrant , I ended up selling it before I left, so I have no idea how it had done since. I was surprised by how strong the seedlings are. On Sep 8, 2003, aloe24 from Greeley, CO (Zone 6a) wrote: Just wanted to share with you that this plant will also grow in Colorado! I also try to water as little as possible. Tender perennial vine is usually grown as a tender annual. Happy Growing ~ Teresa. On Oct 21, 2004, redhairedgirl from Walls, MS (Zone 8a) wrote: My Mom got these seeds from a friend of my daughter-in-law. However, I enjoyed growing moonflowers and they are always welcome in my yard. On Sep 14, 2007, SimbiDlo from Snyder, TX wrote: This is my second year to try and grow this and I finaly was able to get it going! Can't wait till they bloom! On Jun 30, 2008, ricoandlilysmom from Cedar Lake, IN wrote: Ipomoea alba.........what a romantic beauty! Drain the seeds and lay them onto the paper towels and then carefully pour fresh lukewarm water over them until the paper towels are hydrated. They grew up along stakes against my shed and then spread across the patio on the lantern strings. Is this plant really serious about wanting full sun? From july onwards this vine comes to its own. We have the most magnificent vine, fuzzy leaves the size of dinner plates. Probably attracts pollinating insects. lants, including the flowers, look just like the available cultivars. It comes back every year and I have moved it in my front yard now. There are other color varieties, too. The soil is kept moist from the shade of the hedge and I'm sure it must be quite good soil to support these volunteers. What everyone is describing sounds wonderful! I've had to start them in peat pots to avoid this. What an incredibly beautiful flower, and the vines have covered the lattice around my patio very nicely. This is a beautiful vine, and the aroma at night is pleasant. On Jul 31, 2009, camberwelbeauty from Winchester, VA wrote: I think it will be positive! Since I am already ru... read morenning the A/C indoors, I place the container in a warm part of the house on a heating pad, using a warm/low setting. On Sep 14, 2010, caitriona from Rapid City, SD wrote: This has been our first year growing Moonflowers. Possibly feeding is the answer, although I never fed my vine. Not every germinated seed grows into a seedling however I would estimate about 80% of the seeds turn into usable seedlings. The smell is very strong. On Sep 1, 2007, 73stingray from Aiken, SC wrote: Our pods are about 3-4 inches in length and green; they appear to be about to open. They both live near Windsor, Ontario, Canada [Zone 5] and it is thriving (speading like mad!) I've also collected and stored Moonflower seeds in plastic containers and stored some of them in the crisper of my refrigerator and some on the tool shed shelf. So I decided to buy a pack of seeds last spring and plant them around my deck. I haven't lost hope for the blooms, yet, though. To be safe, wash hands after tending plant. Soak seeds overnight and/or nick the seed coat before planting. But earlier there were comments about Ipomoea alba growing in shade - moonflower is a heat loving plant, I've got one that is blooming now in half day sun and there's a huge one at Annie's in Richmond that is completely shaded and blooming like nobody's business. On Apr 14, 2004, argentina from Fort Pierce, FL wrote: Grew them in Fort Pierce, Florida (USDA Zone 9), from seed. I grew moon flowers on my deck in a container. I've found Moonflowers very easy here in Southeast Louisiana at least. (25+ Seeds) 3.0 out of 5 stars 17 $2.40 Picotee Blue Morning Glory - 10 Seeds - Easy to Grow! It does perfectly well in poor, dry soil, and prefe… Extremely fast grower, completely covered a 12 foot section of my boardwalk from top to bottom, then clambered along the fence. I have over 400 pictures in our Moon Flower file and I do not see it getting any smaller. Large white blooms. Seed Pods (if growing as an annual): Perennial in US Zones 8-12 (allow pods to dispense naturally). I so want to sit on my porch in the summer and smell this night-time glory; I will try once more next year! On Apr 23, 2004, joyjen72 from Fairview Heights, IL wrote: I planted moonflowers while I was living in Kansas. LOL The only downside is the wasps- they love the sweet milky sap that's trapped inside the buds and they are all over them. I didn't notice much fragance from my blooms. They tend to flower very late into the summer season, usually late August or beginning of Sept. It seems to fit all of the characteristics except it is not a vine. On Jul 19, 2004, keefus030 from Conneaut, OH wrote: I live in Conneaut, Ohio, extreme northeast part and the moonflower grows well. I have no clue what happened here. There was a lattice at the back of the bed for the vine to grab onto. Chao! Ipomoea alba (with small white flowers) grows here as a weed and is one of the worst in my veggie garden, very difficult to get rid of. I try to plant these every year & share the seeds with neighbors. Than planted them in a small containers with very LIGHT potting soil, and set them in the sun. It also grows spiny seed pods...many many of them. I have purchased a package of moonflower seeds every year for the last ten years. This plant is said to grow outdoors in the following regions: On Oct 27, 2019, MJP0777 from Kissimmee, FL wrote: Many years ago, as a visiting Hoosier I discovered the moonflower growing wild along a creek in Bradenton, Florida during winter vacation. lol). On Sep 16, 2007, Nightdreem from Laurel, DE wrote: A neighbor gave me some small Moonflower seedlings this past spring, But the type I have seem different from the vines that I just read about. On Aug 23, 2007, cececoogan from Waukesha, WI (Zone 5a) wrote: I planted Moon Vine for the very first time this year. For Zones 4-7, pull vines down in the Autumn after seed pods have been collected (also, may be required to collect all seed pods). I've had the best results direct-sowing presoaked seed in early June. Moonflower has fragrant, giant white flowers opening in the evening and lasting until morning. They are very popular with ev... read moreeryone who sees them. On Sep 12, 2005, mebnme from Ocean Springs, MS wrote: I plant seeds of this magestic vine every year next to my picket fence. Just in case the root bed dies, I let the last 10 or so blooms go to seed. I have seen that even though all info on this plant says full sun, my plants start to wither and droop until 1pm when then its covering in shade. for these guys? They are about 3ft. Considering the subdued light we get here (in a valley) it is where I expected to be in growth. The grower that sold the plant to my friend, told her that the leaves are slightly toxic to dogs. your own Pins on Pinterest Specializing in rare and unusual annual and perennial plants, including cottage garden heirlooms and hard to find Thinking I will have to transplant to a better location. The first bloom I saw took my breath away-- the scent is out of this world, I've personally never smelled anything like it. If all goes well I will have moonflower mania this summer. ** When I eventually plant them outside they will catch only the morning to mid-day sun, as the afternoon sun and summer heat is too much for them in my Florida location. k the following year. Do not allow to dry out, needs warm weather and a relatively long season. The most unusual trait is the HUGE seed leaves. They grew about 2 feet in 6 months. This seems odd because I grow 'Grandpa Otts' morning glory and have no problem finding and harvesting those every year. Moonflowers resemble White Morning Glory with large 10-15cm diameter flowers having an exotic fragrance. In early spring I first lightly nick the seeds, then soak them in warmish water for at least 24 hours, then wrap in wet paper towels and put them in a covered old cooking pot in a warm place, like on top of the refrigerator. Here in NC it is very hot and humid most days. On Apr 6, 2015, Cahow from HARBERT, MI wrote: I've been living with, loving and planting Moonflowers for 6 decades! On Nov 3, 2007, 60_wings from Salisbury, NC wrote: Two years ago I bought a moon vine plant from a local nursery and planted it around a bluebird house on a 4x4. Mine do better if mulched with leaf compost and watered frequently. They don't voluteer well, so I plant them every spring. Excellent for planting in night gardens. They have reached about 15-17 feet by fall. It had started to develop DIFFERENT LEAVES! It is preventative, but nowhere is it mentioned that moonflowers are themselves invasive. I bought a plant from a nursery last year, but this year I also started some from seeds. I collect the pods just as they turn a chocolate brown color and start to open up. I mix some miracle grow potting mix in with the soil in the area where the moonflowers will go. On Apr 4, 2016, NFlagator from (Zone 8b) wrote: I began growing Moonflowers in 2009 here in north Florida, Taylor County. Sometimes I think the moonflowers turned into morning glories. They seem to germinate quicker when the seeds are from a previous season! Support: Vines are best supported by a large trellis, fence, or building. I followed the instructions (soaking the seeds in warm water overnight) I planted all the seeds in the ground next to a metal fence ( Very Sunny) . Once I put them outside (late May) it took FOREVER to get going and it ended up blooming only a handful of blooms before our first hard frost (early Oct) so it never got seed pods set. I have several semi-shady trellises that I need to have covered, so I'd rather plant it in the shade. Nowadays, as a transplant myself, and for the past several years, I have planted the Ipomoea alba seeds in areas of the yard that won't sport other preferred vines. I have SO many plants in the pot since I didn't bother to do much with it after it died although I did collect some of the seed pods. I first started growing it on a chainlink fence and then 3 years ago I upgraded and built a huge arbor that it grows up every year with other vines that I grow. I also have collected the seeds and started them indoors to get a head start in spring. On May 30, 2006, kyrose from Bonnieville, KY wrote: This is my absolute favorite vine. You can guess where I'll be at dusk! Something came up beside one of the pots and I thought it had reseeded from last year because it also had heart shaped leaves too, so I started it up the arch but suddenly it seems to be a stronger vine and the leaves changed and are kind of pointed with a little part jutting out each side; I guess kind of like a maple. Easy to grow from seed. The only problem is to get them off the trees after the growing season is quite a chore. I am hoping that I will not have to replant next year with some careful strategies such as moving it inside in our work space where skylights let in plenty of light and it will be protected from high winds and the cold. They ARE AWESOME. On Jun 29, 2006, BevHart from Lucama, NC (Zone 7b) wrote: I grew mine from seed as well, but I wasn't expecting a "vine" to be so thick! The vine was huge and lush and I thought it would never bloom, but finally I now have several flowers every night. -over seeds will grow naturally without fuss. It's first flower bloomed the second week of August! While the blooms are beautiful and a real joy to watch open, their scent is VERY weak! Just beautiful! I love it! I water both pots every time the leaves are wilting and have even started using blue water. This plant grew rapidly, & tremendously beautiful . I grow this vine at the end of my driveway on a picket fence in heavy clay soil. On Jan 20, 2007, dianaraven from Lynbrook, NY wrote: I have grown moonflowers from seeds for the past 10 years. Excellent for planting in night gardens. The flowers are fragrant, white or pink, and large, 8–14 cm diameter. Another vine makes its way up an old clothesline post. On Jun 17, 2010, PammiePi from Green Cove Springs, FL wrote: One of my favorites to grow from seed. September 8, 2003: Have just collected three seeds from my first dried pod, but there are many, many pods hanging on the vines, and the vines are still vigorously blooming, better than ever, now that our rains have abated somewhat and they are getting more sun. I have tried 3 years without success. Morning Glory White Moonflower Vine - Night Blooming B324 25 seeds, or 1/4 oz - $5.19 USD 50 seeds, or 1/2 oz - Sold Out 100+ seeds, or 1 oz - Sold Out 200+ seeds, or 2 oz - Sold Out 410+ seeds, or 1/4 Pound - Sold Out 800 seeds, or 1/2 LB - Sold Out 1600 seeds, or 1 LB - Sold Out On Nov 3, 2004, FranciscoSantos from Brasília,Brazil wrote: This is an interesting plant that can also be grown from rootings, spontaneous seedlings may be collected at vacant lots during rainy season and planted as well. In some areas, it is an invasive species which can cause problems in agricultural settings. I don't do any special preparation of... read more the seeds (such as nicking or soaking) and still get good germination. I find that they need a lot of sun and warmth. The first year, with no experience, I had loads of beautiful moonflowers. I'm definitely getting another pack of seeds next year, and hoping for volunteers. It is an original unused seed packet in excellent condition measuring 3 1/4 … I have experimented to see if lighter seeds germinate better than heavier seeds, floaters versus non floaters, darker colored versus lighter colored, and have found no perceptable difference, so I try to start any seed that is not obviously "dead." What everyone is describing sounds wonderful! Wish me luck, but so far, I'm not having much success with this plant. so next year they will go on the fence. Sometimes i cant find the seeds to buy and sometimes i can. Argentina. On Jan 29, 2005, bonnielass from Salem, SC (Zone 7a) wrote: I have grown this plant on lattice at my back door for four or five years. The plant covered the railing on one side of my wooden deck. I am in awe of the copius amount of sweet smelling blooms it yields and I have a nightly ritual where I stand by my moonflowers at dusk and wait for the hummingbird moths to come and feed on the sweet necture. oticed that pillbugs (roly-polys) absolutely love the seedlings of moonflowers. Between the two I had up to 15 blooms at a time. One word of caution though the seeds are poison, so watch near children or pets. If the blossoms slow down I give it a good watering. Some may have mistaken 'datura' with the Moonflower because the similarity in flower-shape. After visiting this site, I realized I missed the best part - watching it open up... happily the vine is just loaded with blossems, another looks ready to pop tommorrow night. A heavenly fragrance and an moonlit flower! The scent in the evening is unbelievable. I have only seen pictures and think they are beautiful and look forward to enjoying them in my garden. The flowers are large, not as fragrant as advertised, but do open while you watch in the evening, despite a plethora of street lights all around. I store them in regular paper envelopes (marked with the plant's name) in a cardboard shoebox so they can "breathe," and keep the shoebox in... read more a dry spot like a pantry or closet. I don't think it will re-seed since I'm in zone 6. I grew these from seed last year with magnificent results.  Though formerly classified as genus Calonyction, species aculeatum, it is now properly assigned to genus Ipomoea, subgenus Quamoclit, section Calonyction.. Thanks Sonniesue2u. It's lovely and I've found several new buds that will open soon. I love them because they grow fast and they are so big - the leaves and the flowers are both gigantic. I ran out and bought seeds. Fertilizer that is too rich in Nitrogen will hinder blooms and promote excessive foliage. On Jul 29, 2004, moongate9 from Waverly, IL wrote: I purchased some moonflower seeds from a local retail store, not sure what to expect in our Central Illinois climate. Chao! This is a large vine--mine are currently about 18 feet long, growing atop a six foot fence. On Oct 5, 2006, babygirl33374 from Lincoln, NE wrote: This is my first year at attempting gardening. The area received approximately 6-8 hours of direct sunlight daily, which I think was an absolute necessity. We're not sure where that came from either. It is SO much easier getting a start from a place like Annie's Annuals for like $5 rather than to go to all the trouble to get the things to germinate. er this and hydrate that, making sure that everything is very moist. At first I watered them every morning but when life got hectic and my garden was neglected these guys did well still. Yeah! Other than that I am in love with this beautiful flower. So I suspect you need moist soil, and a warm air temperature (at least 23°C) to enjoy the sweet smell of these flowers at a distance. On Jul 19, 2007, Lalasland from Midland City, AL wrote: I planted moonflower seeds this year for the first time. On May 29, 2012, td1026 from Groveland, FL wrote: I love this vine! On Jan 6, 2008, art_n_garden from Colorado Springs, CO (Zone 6a) wrote: I love this plant but it does not do well in my zone/climate/short growing season in central Colorado. I think maybe this climate is just too cold for moonflower... even though its relative, Morning Glory, seems to do fine. Emerged in three days! It is very easy to grow once it gets started, I have found out that in texas if I plant it in february it won't grow very much but if I wait and grow it when summer is beginning in may or june it thrives and really takes off in nothing flat. On Dec 11, 2005, CastIronPlant22 from Lompoc, CA (Zone 10a) wrote: This plant is great, the flower is nice and huge. ith, but its blooms are just as beautiful-- and yes, they're huge! Every garden is an unusual and magical place that looks completely different in the different hours of the day. I made another effort this year and had better luck ... the vine grew, but not one flower appeared. The sulfur in this morning glory served to cross-link the rubber, a process predating Charles Goodyear's discovery of vulcanization by at least 3,000 years.. I grew to hate it.I finally just pulled it all up (an all day job). Do a search of the Plant Files on Datura and you will find more information. They get full sun and I have kept them moist up until about a week ago. 10/10/10 or go for foliage for the first month, then switch to bloom? Autumn Frost Damage: If the foliage is destroyed by frost/freeze before seed pods form, roots should be immediately dug up to store for Winter to use next growing season in lieu of seeds. The sprouts appeared within days and I had flowers within weeks. Plant Rue (herb that caterpillars love) near vines to attract caterpillars away from Moonflower foliage. Foliage, flowers, and even the root are toxic. If building has siding, do not permit vines to climb on it (vines will grow under siding edges to anchor themselves and possibly damage structural integrity). I don't nick the seeds...I soak them overnight before planting in trays in late February. Obscure morning glory (Ipomoea obscura ) is the most similar, but its white flowers are much smaller than those of moonflower and have a much shorter floral tube (only 14-25 mm long). Plant near a window or porch to enjoy the evening performance. I inherited it from my mother when she died. stramonium. On Sep 25, 2007, Vinegirl from Baltimore, MD wrote: I'm very new to gardening, and just started planting moonflowers last year. I decided to give it one more try this year and I'm so glad I did! Soaked them, planted them in the ground with waiting trellis! Grow some along a fence with Datura inoxia at the base for some nighttime activity. They look lovely mixed in with the other climbers, and perfume the air, on and around the porch. They don't bother them once they get bigger. The plants have been slow-growing & spindly, struggling all season, eventually succumbing to aphids or some other sad fate. From 5 seeds came this "jack & the beanstalk" plant with the most beautiful blooms I had ever seen each late afternoon. As far as taking care of it I purchase the seeds ev... read moreery year from a retail store. This is from my grandmother's house originally. It bloomed in september-november. On Aug 26, 2006, digital_dave from Springfield, MO (Zone 6a) wrote: I assume others are referring to some selected cultivar (with big flowers) of this species. They must be re-seeding themselves. I have planted them in different parts of the garden and in pots. I'm rating it positive only because my mother has had success with these (ipomoea). The only other thing I do is plant the seed when the weather starts to get really hot. Mine first bloomed last night and I pulled my mom out of bed to come see it at 6 AM. On Apr 3, 2008, latelybloomin77 from Kilgore, TX (Zone 8a) wrote: I have just heard of this plant from this site. I do not have to really water this and have never done anything to fertilize these. They love the Hot, they love the sun. On May 17, 2006, cloud999 from Washington, DC wrote: Having issues with Aphids. I tried planting a bunch of different things last summer, but I considered the Moonvine to be my greatest success. However, my first attempt to grow it from seed failed miserably - it just didn't gow. It has heart shaped leaves and I have 4-6 in 2 lg. I planted it in the ground and the vine grew, but absolutely no blooms. On Apr 18, 2005, Kameha from Kissimmee, FL (Zone 9b) wrote: Grows wild in Florida and the Carribbean. I know they will perform! on a hot Aug. afternoon the dog bit at a bee on the flower, we thought he got stung, but that was not the case, in the matter of 10 mins. They are in a sunny east window, where they'll be planted beneath. I've transplanted to a large pot at the bottom of my deck and so far have 1 vigorous climber and 1 hopeful, 1 not doing much at all. It's starting to get a "Little Shop of Horrors" feel to it; I'm afraid to stand too close or turn my back. Every day I would see a shoot. ow these by seed. The leaves of the vine are also attractive. Allow the seedling to get to 3-4 inches tall, and then transplant them into their permanent home. The ones that lived are doing great. Mine has bloomed profusely all summer with little or no attention here in Laurel DE. On Aug 19, 2003, PaisleyPat from Minneapolis, MN wrote: I started Moonflower Vines seeds indoors 8 weeks before last frost here in Minneapolis, Minnesota (U.S.) and planted them out in full sun on June 1. The couple has passed on, but the Moonflowers are still going strong. If you don't mind a vine with dreams of world domination, go ahead and plant it, otherwise you might want to rethink it. I received a lot of compliments. this is important. On Aug 12, 2008, mrgiddes from West Hollywood, CA wrote: I started my vines in January here in Los Angeles, California and they were very, very slow to start. I have looked at the photos and they show either 1 type or the other. Even the buds are suprisingly beautiful. It doesn't start blooming until august or september when I plant it so late. It's hardly #1 in my book! from April-June, blooms are not very fragrant and flower does not open fully. Moonflower is a self-seeder, so if you don't want it to return next year, pick off the spent flowers so that they don't form seed pods. Before planting I soak the seeds overnight and clip just a little bit of the seed off with dog nail trimmers. On Sep 16, 2008, patandfritz from Gowanda, NY wrote: I grew the Moon Flowers this summer. Can't wait to see them in full bloom this year. I have several plants in pots already this year and place them in my window with the morning sun. I have never had a problem starting them. On Nov 6, 2007, MsDepp from Murfreesboro, TN wrote: I planted 4 moonvines seeds this spring. On Sep 14, 2010, Amoena from Nashville, TN wrote: Moonflower grows very well here in Nashville, TN, reaching heights of 10 feet or more in good soil. I dumped all the pots that didn't grow into one of my flower beds. The flowers are lovely but am wondering about the vine. 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