Don't laugh---can I take my Moonvine inside for winter?

yellowhair(z7-KY)September 19, 2003

It's been blooming so well that I don't want to give it up. LOL If it gets sun, say 3 hours a day---would this be enough. I don't have a greenhouse, so it would have to be inside my dining room/office area.

Or, can I cut it back and put it in the basement. Or, can I save the root thingy and dry it? Can I, can I, can I???

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mamamaureen

I know exactly how you feel. I tried to do this and was disappointed. There just isn't enough light in the winter time to keep it going, not even when you put it in your sunniest window. I DO have a Florida room or conservatory, with a huge overhead skylight, and still it didn't work. They are just annuals, period. Save your seed pods.

    Bookmark   September 21, 2003 at 7:00PM
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yellowhair(z7-KY)

Oh, well. Mine is already just about stopped blooming. It was nice while it lasted. Next year, next year...

    Bookmark   September 29, 2003 at 11:27PM
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hostacrazy(7 NC)

Yellowhair,
I just read in a book that you can cut them back hard and place them in a cool dark room for overwintering. (Like a basement). I am going to give it a go. What do we have to lose?
Kathy

    Bookmark   October 2, 2003 at 11:58AM
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TFKLINE(z7VA)

Mine MF are still blooming. I've been told the seed pods are where the blooms fall off. But I'm not sure when to cut them back. I hate to lose them. I also have three Hummingbird Moths that come visiting every night.

    Bookmark   October 7, 2003 at 9:41PM
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yellowhair(z7-KY)

To my surprise and delight, my Moonflower has been blooming some more!! And I have several seedpods, but I am going to cut it back, when it gets colder, and try to take it in. We had a cold spell with threatening frost, then a warm-back-up period.

I also have a couple of small Moonflower plants that, for some reason unknown to me, did not climb, bloom, or anything. I may also move them in and see what happens. I cannot figure out what happened to them---they didn't receive as much sun---I do know this---maybe this was the reason. ??? But, they were in a long planter with some MG's-----the MG's have been blooming!! ??????

PS I have 2 MG's blooming in one of my sunny windows! One is Scarlett O'Hara and the other is a seed that I received in a trade ( a generous Gwebber)---only got like 4 seeds----I wasn't even sure they were still viable----but I put them in a small pot to see----well----then our weather started getting colder----I put them inside on a window sill-----it's call "Sun Smile" and it bloomed today and it's gorgeous!! Dark purple with white edges and looks like it has an extra little petal that is near the center. It made my day!

    Bookmark   October 10, 2003 at 1:49PM
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skippy05(z7 PA)

My moon flower is still blooming.
My Morning glory is gone.......I have (had) Scarlett O'Hara
also. The moon flower vine will root in water, just cut a piece off.
This is my first year with mf, started from seeds.
I thought the seeds were in the buds that do NOT bloom/open. I found some awhile ago, 3 or 4 seeds to a pod, they are white & look white chocolate covered raisins. I took one down the other day, but when I broke it open, it was too soon, was just mushy.

    Bookmark   October 17, 2003 at 9:13PM
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