Walter Knoll Florist

Walter Knoll Florist

Posted by wkf on August 19, 2007 moon flower moon vine

Do you like moon flowers?

Do you like moonflowers? I just love them. I’ve grown 2 kinds, one is like a bush, got some seedlings from Aunt Verna and Uncle Ed up in Tuscola, Illinois, years ago and have been messing with them ever since, I just love how the flowers open and close – they’re kinda like pinwheels. And you can see how big they are by that bee!

And then there is the moonflower vine. I bought seeds one year thinking they were the moonflowers like I got from Uncle Ed and Aunt Verna, but they turned out to be a vine that grew all the way up to the second floor deck and beyond! I think they’d have covered the roof if I had let them have their way! Heart shaped leaves bigger than dinner plates! It’s amazing what a little miracle grow will do.

And finally, here’s a little moon flower arrangement I made using a flower frog, it didn’t last long, but it was beautiful and did I mention how fragrant the moon flowers are at night?

Comments

sarah
sarah August 24, 2008 at 6:08pm

Loved your pictures of the moon flowers! I'm illistrating a book and was looking for some examples to draw - thanks!

Zula
Zula September 17, 2008 at 2:06pm

I'm Growing "Moon Flowers", would like to know what that pod is the bloom leaves. Does this pod have the seeds in it?

Jennifer
Jennifer April 20, 2009 at 9:21am

I love them!! You got some great shots. I have created a moon garden on an acre of my property...only white flowers and white flowering trees, vines, shrubs, and bushes...you would love it. White fairy statues everywhere too. Enjoyed seeing your photos. Thanks! And to answer post from Zula...yes those spikey balls contain the seeds. I cut them off and dry them over the winter then plant them the following spring.

garnet
garnet October 25, 2009 at 3:27pm

Love the moon flowers I was looking for a background!

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