Dandelion-like foliage sprays out in a basal rosette; the flowers open in the morning, and fade to pink by the evening. Blooms abundantly in its first year.
||6" tall x 8" wide
||well-drained soil, not too dry
||germinates at room temperature
Flowers first year from seed sown indoors early.
detailed seed-starting info below
|The flowers grow on long stalks, and fall off when spent. Way back at the base of the stalk, the seed pods grow with a rosy glow. |
|Yellow flowers on variety 'Aurea' |
This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...
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|Ed Golem||Jun 12, 2009||Finally found the name for this much loved plant. I first saw them on the Prairies of Saskatchewan as a child. They were pink and white and had a lovely perfume opening only after the sun set. Saw them most recently in Ontario in yellow (Aurea variety) with little perfume opening again only after the sun sets.|
|Claire||Jul 04, 2010||I also have been searching for the name of my plant. Thanks for telling me it's aurea. The lady who gave it to me called it a moonflower.|
|Bonnie J. Player||Aug 06, 2013||Just wondering if you have any Aurea seeds for sale. I love this plant because it is so interesting. |
I'm afraid I haven't grown this plant for some years, and don't have any seeds on offer.
- Seed from '03 trade. Baggy, 70F (80%G, 8-10d)
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