This is one of the many evergreen ipomoeas that make us a splendid summer climber. We have seen pictures of windmills in Georgia where the moonflower had grown to a height of seventy-five feet. There are many of these ipomoeas that make fine climbers for the conservatory and hothouse, and doubtless could be used out of doors in our summers, but the moonflower is known by all.
There is the grandiflora type of moonflower with blossoms six to seven inches across, and an improved kind with small flowers, but flowering earlier in the summer. They should not be planted out till danger of frost is past, but as they are always against a fence or trellis can be easily protected from late frosts.
They are easily raised from seed sown in the greenhouse in March, but a few cuttings can be taken from the small side shoots in September, which root readily. When rooted don't try to grow them fast till early spring, when with more heat they will quickly grow and can be increased by cuttings.
There is nothing that surpasses the moonflower for rapidity of growth. It makes a perfectly dense screen, and in the evening and until 10 or 11 o'clock in the morning is studded with its noble flowers.