Moonflower is one of the most romantic plants you can grow in the garden. It's a statuesque, ideal evening-garden plant bearing large trumpet-shape flowers that unfurl in the evening (or on overcast days) and stay open until the sun rises. Some are sweetly fragrant when open. This beautiful plant is also very heat- and drought-resistant. Beware: It's quite poisonous, especially the seeds.
Moonflower can be found as an established plant in garden centers. Plant outdoors after all danger of frost has passed. Give it moderate moisture and fertilizer. You can also train it into a treelike plant along a stake, especially in a large container. Datura reseeds freely to the point of being invasive in some conditions.
- Plant Type:
- Plant Height:
- 1-5 feet tall
- Plant Width:
- 1-4 feet wide
- Landscape Uses:
- Containers,Beds & Borders
- Special Features:
- Flowers,Fragrant,Drought Tolerant,Deer Resistant,Easy to Grow
Drought-Tolerant Garden Plan
For a no-fail combination you can enjoy after the sun goes down, mix the bold, silvery foliage of drought-resistant cardoon with moonflower.Spider Flower
Enjoy soft scents wafting through the evening air with a combination of moonflower and cleome (especially white-flowering cleome, which is most visible at night).Flowering tobacco
Nicotiana is another delightfully nocturnally fragrant plant to enjoy with moonflower.
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