10+ Lavender Moonvine (Moonflower Vine) (Ipomoea turbinata) seeds which have been tested for germination with very good results. This close relative of the morning glory has similar heart shaped leaves that are a rich green with an interesting stem that is covered in 'faux" thorns (they are soft - won't stick you!). They provide a beautiful backdrop for the lovely, 2, lavender/pink moonflowers.
This vine could just as well be called the evening glory as its buds open in late afternoon and last only until morning's light. Moonvines make up for the short duration of individual flowers by producing lots of blossoms throughout the summer. These are held on a stem that bears several buds simultaneously, not all of which bloom the same night.
These make an EXCELLENT accompaniment to your Morning Glories!! I grow mine side by side on my fence, letting them intertwine, so I have blooms from my morning glories in the morning and my moonvines in the afternoon and evenings! You?ll love watching the hummingbird and hawk moths (Sphinx Moths) as they hover in and out of the flowers each evening collecting their nectar and pollinating your flowers!
Moonvines grow well in average soil in temperatures averaging 70-90 degrees with full sun or, in hot zones (ie: Florida, Texas, etc.), partial shade. Moonvines grow as an ANNUAL (ZONES 4-9) in most areas, but PERENNIAL (ZONES 10-11) in warmer climates. Can be grown in zones 4-10.