Lavender Moonvine (Ipomoea muricata) in the Morning Glories Database

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Vine
Life cycle: Annual
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Plant Height: 6-15 feet twining, climber
Plant Spread: 6-10 feet climber
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Lavender
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Other: Nocturnal bloomer; flowers open in the evening and close the next morning. Attracts moths.
Uses: Groundcover
Propagation: Seeds: Scarify seeds: chip or soak
Needs specific temperature: 70 to 80F
Days to germinate: 7 or more
Depth to plant seed: 1/2" or can just be lightly covered with compost/soil.
Sow in situ
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger


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Posted by bxncbx (NYC - Zone 7a) on Oct 18, 2015 6:43 PM

Grew this vine for the first time this year. Beautiful flowers that open before sunset. This plant grew far taller than the stated 15 feet! It climbed 3 stories, almost to the roof! As the vine grew, it produced flushes of flowers as the lower flowers were pollinated. It produced a ton of seeds for me and I expect it will probably reseed readily. And don't be fooled by the "thorns." They are rubbery and harmless.

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Bronx, NY (bxncbx) 2015: Plant performed perfectly
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Texas (piksihk) 2015: Plant performed perfectly
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Derby,Kansas (joeswife) 2015: Plant performed perfectly
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piksihk On September 9, 2015 Harvested
piksihk On July 1, 2015 Bloomed
this was self-sown from last yr's seeds/square bed
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