Perennial/deciduous Moon Vine - Knowledgebase Question

Charleston, SC
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Question by amylockhart
March 5, 2001
For the past three years I have grown the annual moon vine. In commenting to a friend about the slow growth, she suggested I try the perennial variety. Please tell me all you can about this perennial/deciduous vine. It could possibly be a rhizome or tuber. My friend is not a gardener, but knows this plant has the same flower with a smaller leaf. The plant loses its leaves in the winter and comes back fuller and stronger the next season.

Answer from NGA
March 5, 2001
The plant we grow as an annual would actually be a perennial in a warmer climate, so perhaps this is what your friend is thinking of. It can also self seed and seem like a perennial when in fact there are new plants in the same place each year.

It is also possible your friend is simply thinking of a clematis vine. There are many white flowered varieties, however they would not be night blooming like this.

I'm sorry I don't know of an exact duplicate that would be hardy.

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