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Name: Betsy
Texas (Zone 9a)
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piksihk
Mar 14, 2017 11:03 AM CST
Sowed some 2013 seeds - soaked over night and then placed on wet paper towel. Seven of the twelve seeds have germinated Hurray!
Looking forward to having night fragrance --- going to add them with the scarlet bean runners.
While the earth remains, Seed time and harvest, Cold and heat, Winter and summer, And day and night Shall not cease. Gen. 8:22
Name: Jeanne
Lansing, Iowa (Zone 5a)
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gardenglassgems
Mar 17, 2017 2:34 AM CST
Betsy, I have a question. Did your moonflower seeds need to be cold stratified before you soaked them overnight? Also how long did you have them on wet paper towels before they germinated?
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Name: Julie
La Crescenta, CA (Zone 10a)
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JulieB
Apr 13, 2017 12:20 AM CST
Good idea! I've had some success soaking them & then nicking them - waiting for new guys to start in our new garden - I've got 'em mixed with sweet peas. I love fragrants that bloom at night!

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Name: Polly Doodle
Windsor Ontario (Zone 6b)
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PollyDoodle
Oct 15, 2017 4:46 PM CST
I have grown these the first year this year. The vine itself is healthy and has grown well. I think it liked the moisture by a downspout. I don't think it got enough sun and it only started blooming about 2 weeks ago.

What I'm finding odd is that the blooms don't open late afternoon as I'd hoped. I've checked them as late as midnight and they are still closed but the fading flower is still open in the morning until about noon. Is this normal?

Unfortunately I have not noticed a fragrance either?
Name: Julie
La Crescenta, CA (Zone 10a)
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JulieB
Oct 20, 2017 10:17 AM CST
I had them growing vigorously during the winter in our low desert home. There they bloomed near dusk, stayed open until the following noon, filled the little area with the faintest of Moonflower scent. A year ago now, I moved our little garden and am waiting for new plants to grow in. Mine don't get enough good sun either but I'm now starting to see new growth. My goal is Moonflowers & Morning Glories happy together, no overpowering or invading!

Good luck!



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~Betsy Cañas Garmon
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