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How to Grow Moon Vine

Ipomoea alba Germination Information

Ipomoea alba is the botanical name for Moon Vine
Ipomoea alba Seed Germination How to Sow Ipomoea alba:
  • Sown indoors at alternating temperatures of 68° and 86°
  • Expect germination in 10-15 days
  • Outdoors, seeds may be sown, after all danger of frost is past in the spring, when the soil is warm
  • Soak the seed in warm water for 24 hours prior to sowing or clip or notch the seeds
  • If sowing seed outdoors, we recommend a maximum planting depth of 4X the width of the seed

How to Grow Ipomoea alba:
Transplanting: Transplant when there are at least two sets of true leaves. Transplant carefully, as it resents being disturbed

Soil: Plant in normal, loamy, moist, well-drained soil. Very tolerant of poor soils. Water often but avoid high levels of nitrogen

Lighting: Site plant in an area that has full sunlight.

Additional Care: Plants will overwinter by self-sowing around the garden

Appearance and Use:

A 6 to 15- foot long, climbing vine to be grown on a trellis, fence, or arbor. The green leaves are 4-8 inches long, sometimes 3-lobed, and are ovate-rounded in shape. The summer-through-fall appearing flowers are 5-6 inches diameter, white, fragrant, wide-spreading trumpets. The flowers open at twilight and the large, white flowers positively glow all night long. A choice plant for the evening garden


About Ipomoea alba:
Pronunciation:  i-po-me’å al’bå
Lifecycle:  Annual*
Origination: Convolvulaceae; native to the Tropics
Common Name: Moon Vine

*Grown as an annual, but will overwinter in areas that don’t get below 45°