Moonflower first bloom yesterday

Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL(8B AL)August 16, 2012

Finally, about 5 months after starting seeds, a giant, fragrant flower opened yesterday. Been so long since I had one of these vines, I don't remember if this is an average time for blooms to commence or if others have been enjoying flowers for a while already.

Also can't remember if this will produce true seeds or not?

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kayjones(Mo6b)

I'm in NW Florida, not far from you. I got my first bloom, started in Feb., just a couple of weeks ago.

    Bookmark   August 16, 2012 at 12:56PM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL(8B AL)

Oh that's good to hear, thanks! You wouldn't believe what I've been through trying to grow these vines... neighbor "weeding" them for me 2 years ago, dog stepping on them last year, forgot to water the first tray of seedlings this year, crazy times!

    Bookmark   August 17, 2012 at 9:40AM
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karyn1(7a)

Same here, they bloom late even when I start them in the winter. At least you have a longer growing season. We usually get a hard frost in Oct. I've wintered a potted Ipomoea Alba over in the greenhouse and did get very early blooms the following year. As a matter of fact it pretty much just bloomed thru the winter but it grows like mad and isn't a well behaved greenhouse plant. It's not bad if you keep it cut back over the winter. I had to wait a bit but still got flowers by late spring.

    Bookmark   August 25, 2012 at 11:55AM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL(8B AL)

This evening.

    Bookmark   August 25, 2012 at 11:25PM
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bogturtle(SE NJ 7a)

Since I start my seeds out-of-doors, here in zone 7, blooms usually start coming in late August, moonflower included.
You can actually see them slowly open. Seems they would be popular with night flying moths.

    Bookmark   September 3, 2012 at 4:53PM
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nopets(6)

Can anyone tell me if this is a moonflower bud or morning glory bud?

    Bookmark   September 15, 2013 at 10:15PM
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ron_convolvulaceae

nopets - The sepals are NOT that of Ipomoea alba or Ipomoea muricata, nor Ipomoea macrorhiza but the calyx and unopened flower look like a light colored Ipomoea purpurea....

You might want to start a separate thread for this plant or any others that you may have that require an ID.

regards,

Ron

    Bookmark   September 16, 2013 at 11:55AM
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