Answer: It sounds like the poor sprout has had a hard life so far! I suggest leaving it there, treating it well, and seeing what happens, but in the meantime you may want to start your own from seed. They are easy to grow, and you hopefully will avoid the aphid problem if you grow them yourself. You'll find seed of Moonflower 'Giant White' offered on pg. 39 of the Burpee Spring catalog. Also, you may want to let the local nursery know about the problem with the aphids. Feedback is always helpful, and they may be willing to offer you some compensation. Your extension service may be able to suggest a "cleaner" source of plants in the area - call 704-255-5522 for suggestions.
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