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What type of moonflower is not a vine?

Zone 29708 | kristycharlene added on July 18, 2018 | Answered

I once had a moonflower that grew big and tall, it was not a vine. I grew it from a seed and would like to find where to get them again, the ones I have now grow like a vine. Any suggestions??

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BushDoctor
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Answered on July 18, 2018

This is a good example of the need for naming plants by their binomial nomenclature, or scientific name.

Those moonflowers that are a vine are usually a type of morning glory, as well as many other vines being called a moonflower.

The one that you are speaking of is probably the flower of a Datura! Some can be large shrubs, or Large single stemmed flowers. Knowing the name of them will allow you to find seeds online, or at nurseries.

This article will help you to care for them: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/datura/growing-datura-trumpet-flower.htm

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