Gardening Questions And Answers
The fungus can spread all over the plant until it dies. Remove and discard any infected stems you see and avoid getting your plants wet when you water. It’s also a good idea to plant your moonflowers in a different location the next time you plant, a practice known as crop rotation, to help avoid […]
Because it blooms on new wood, moonflower pruning can be done several times of the year. From autumn to early spring, annual moonflowers can be cut back or pulled out to make room for the next season’s plants. However, moonflowers have decorative seed pods which add interest to the garden in late summer through fall.
Moonflower seeds need constant moisture while they are germinating, but the plants themselves don’t need quite as much water. Feel the soil beneath the surface to make sure it’s dry before you water the plants. One or two deep waterings a week usually is usually enough, except in extremely dry weather.
A number of green-fingered connoisseurs have nicknamed this specie of moon flower “the marvel of Peru” as it is native to the country. Four o’clocks are very hardy in style and can survive in temperatures as high as 40 and as low as five degrees Fahrenheit. In other parts of the world, they should be […]
Moonflower plants are winter-hardy perennials in zones 10-11, but in cooler zones, they can be grown effectively as annuals. They grow easily from seed when planted in somewhat fertile soil, but they are adaptable to other soil conditions. Plant moonflowers outside when outdoor temperatures are consistently 60 to 70 F.
You can pinch back growing moonflowers at the top of the vine, as a part of your care for moonflowers, to force flowering downward. Some growers think the crowding of roots in the pot encourages an earlier bloom on moonflower plants. Moonflower vines can grow in large containers or you can plant them in the […]
Identifying Moonflowers Native to North America, the 6-inch moonflower blooms come out only in the evening, hence it’s common name. Dark green, oval shaped leaves cover the the plant. The flowers are a bright white with a noticeable fragrance. The plant will spread out on the ground or climb if grown on a trellis.