Moon flowers bloom at night and then die?

cassiemJune 16, 2012

My vine is growing a little slow but is producing buds. They bloom at night and then late morning the next day they die instead of closing, why is this?

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john3(7a)

That's their genetic nature. In the wild, they will be pollinated -- probably by a moth -- and only need the one night to accomplish their goal to reproduce(set seeds). Many other buds should flower throughout the summer/early fall till frost affects the tops. Did you know that the vines are perennial, in their natural environment? An interesting experiment would be to dig or store(if in a container) the root ball, to restart when warmth resumes the next season. Would be fun to try, eh?

    Bookmark   July 12, 2012 at 3:19PM
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