Moon Flower vines not thriving

shelly59(Z7 Delaware)July 26, 2004

My moon flowers,(the vines, not the datura) seem to be doing nothing at all. The 3 plants are about 2 inches tall, which is what they have been for about 2 weeks. They are in a large container on my front porch and are getting adequate sun and water, to the best of my knowledge..what could be wrong?

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refuge(z5Ne)

shelley59, when did you plant the seeds? Moonflowers take at least three months to really get the vines going. I planted mine in April and I do have beautiful vines finally. Still waiting on the flowers.

    Bookmark   July 27, 2004 at 3:08PM
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shelly59(Z7 Delaware)

Oh, ok, thanks. I did not plant mine until early June. They are healthy looking, just slow, I guess.

    Bookmark   July 27, 2004 at 6:50PM
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refuge(z5Ne)

shelly59, I looked outside this am. and I THINK I see fuzzy buds, so I hope they are really going to be moon flowers someday!
The nicest thing about the vines is they shade and conceal my porch.

    Bookmark   July 30, 2004 at 6:32PM
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marge4838(z5aIL)

It seems like they take FOREVER to start vining. I started some inside in March and some outside in May. Both sprouted nicely, but boy, thought they would never start vining. Mine are vining now, a couple over 8ft long, but don't see one bud yet. How bout you?

    Bookmark   August 11, 2004 at 10:05AM
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shelly59(Z7 Delaware)

ONE is starting to vine..the others are as they were. :-)

    Bookmark   August 11, 2004 at 6:39PM
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