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Moonflower seeds

Posted by suzysparklesalot Z5 Upper Michig (My Page) on
Sat, Aug 6, 05 at 12:52

Hi Everyone,
I have about 6 moonflower plant that I recently bought for my work in progress moongarden.
My question is one of the plants has a weird bulgy sack on the side that I assume are seeds. When do I take that off and how do I do it. Will it turn color when it's time.
I'm also wondering if my offer plant will grow seed pods like that? THese plant are not flowering at all. I assume they are just an annual.
Thanks for any help you can give.


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RE: Moonflower seeds

Sue, the "sack" might be a flower bud - before you can see the actual flowers, they look like little bags with curvy horns at the top. If it is a seed pod, it will turn brown when the seeds are ripe. I'd recommend waiting a bit to see if the rolled up flower bud appears out of the sack.

They are annual plants in colder zones, although they appear to be perennial in the tropics. I'm thinking of trying to overwinter the roots of one of my vines this winter, just to see if it will work.


RE: Moonflower seeds

I have found that if you wait until the pods are brown to harvest them it is too late........they pop open, then turn brown. I have saved over 300 pods so far.....

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