Beverly P
Beverly P
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  • Sterling Heights, MI
Asked on May 24, 2012

Do moon flowers climb trellises?

Sally GorrellRuthBar1738694
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My friend gave me two small moonflower plants, she says they don't climb but everything I read on the internet says they do. I need some advice folks, anyone grow these? Thanks and have a great day!
14 answers
  • Walter Reeves
    on May 24, 2012

    they climb just fine! Give them something to twirl around and they'll be off to the races!

  • Beverly P
    on May 24, 2012

    Thank you Walter, I thought they would but I wanted to make sure before I planted them. I will post pics when they get big enough.

  • Douglas Hunt
    on May 25, 2012

    We look forward to you moonflowers reaching for the, well, moon, Beverly.

  • Beverly P
    on May 25, 2012

    Lol....I'll keep ya' posted!

  • Rebecca D
    on May 28, 2012

    Beverly! Had moon flowers scale the chimney, and the addition wall (2nd floor). Jack & the beanstalk.

  • Beverly P
    on May 28, 2012

    No kidding, and I see you are near me...yikes! Do you like them even though they seem to grow like mad? I am thinking I have planted them in the wrong place now...

  • Rebecca D
    on May 28, 2012

    Beverly, That's exactly what I said... YIKES! (beautiful) but like any vine can take "over" LOL Fences work just fine for a send off. Give it a try, might like it. Can always cut it down.. 4 o'clocks, mornin glory's will take off too. < grin>

  • Beverly P
    on May 28, 2012

    Thanks for the info, I guess I will be sure to keep it in check!

  • 3 Elle Canny Creations
    on May 29, 2012

    Morning Glories planted with moon flowers give all day flowers.

  • S. Roy
    on Jun 6, 2015

    I love moon flowers! They are so pretty at light when they open. If there is any moon light they seem to glow! Nice fragrance too!

  • Mary
    on Jun 8, 2015

    my moon flower plant climbed the lamp post to the top and back down!! Watch the blooms open every afternoon around 5 pm

  • Bar1738694
    on Jun 8, 2015

    Don't plant these close to your house. The person I bought my house from had planted them in a flower bed close to the house and they were running up under the siding on the house. They are very hard to control. I would plant them on a trellis.

  • Ruth
    on Mar 9, 2016

    Oh, you lucky moon flower gardeners! My hubby has planted moonflowers three consecutive years and couldn't get them to grow. Must be our climate here in South Dakota.

  • Sally Gorrell
    on Apr 5, 2016

    The moon flowers I have are not climbers. I grow them in pots on my patio. They have a wonderful fragrance. There are different types of plants that are called moon flowers.

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