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Move the seedlings outside when all chance of frost has passed. Put them a sheltered spot for about a week so they have time to acclimate to the outside temperatures, wind and sun. Moonflowers dislike having their roots disturbed, so when you move them to their permanent location, plant them while they're still in the peat pots. Their roots will grow through the pots and into the soil. Water regularly until the plants are established and then apply 1 inch of water a week if rainfall is lacking.
Black rot is a bacterial disease that can affect moonflowers in warm, humid weather. It appears as yellowish-orange, V-shaped markings on the leaf margins and eventually causes the leaves to fall off. To prevent this disease, don't crowd your plants together and make sure they have good air circulation. Also, avoid working with your plants while they're wet, as the disease can spread easily. Leafminers sometimes bore under the surface of moonflower leaves, leaving irregular lines. You may spot them in the larval stage when they look like yellow maggots, or in the adult stage when they look like little yellow and black flies. While thPlant Care Tips for Moonflower For the best blooms, give a little TLC to your moonflower. Watering onceey don't usually cause moonflower plants to die, they can ruin their appearance. Cut off infected foliage and discard it.
To plant moonflower seeds directly in the garden, wait until the temperatures are reliably warm, around 60 to 70 degrees Fahrenheit. Give them a spot with full sun in loose, well-drained soil. While moonflowers will grow in a variety of soils, even in dry, poor soil, you can work a small amount of compost into the soil. Plant them 1/4" deep and 6 inches apart. When the seedlings are up, thin them to every 12 inches.Fragrant, and enormous white blooms (6” long and wide) open in the evening and close before mid-day. A wonderful vine to plant near an outdoor patio or near one’s bedroom window. Numerous flowers are produced on vigorous stems, grows 10-15’ tall. Blooms late Spring-Fall. Luxurious leaves, 3-8” long and heart-shaped, are closely spaced. Provide something for it to clamber up like a trellis. Ordinary soil is fine. No need to fertilize, but I’m sure it would love a bit of compost. Excellent for an evening rendezvous! (Source: www.anniesannuals.com)