Picture says it all. It doesn't look so great at the moment but I love this plant. Requires no care whatsoever. Only gets it's water from the rain.This message has been edited. Last edited by: theoriginalfluffy,
I've had mine bloom too OriginalFluffy...they look like something out of the Dr. Seuse books...cartoonish! I love my Hens/chicks. I also started moon flowers last season. I've got some volunteers this year trailing up my pergola. Gotta love the reseeders! Same on my Hyacyinth bean too!
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bana, Funny that you say I have a green thumb with the hens and chicks. I just planted them in the pot and set it on the table. That's it! No watering required and they've sat there for a couple years at least. Easy peasy!
Sorry you couldn't get your moonflower seeds going VE. Did you try them in a pot? That's how I did mine.
No fluff - because I'd read that moonflowers don't like to be transplanted, I direct sowed two packages where I wanted them to grow and twine. Off the back porch there's a landing with steps leading down two ways...so I planted them where they'd grow and vine around the railings. The 3rd pkg I planted in egg shells so they wouldn't have transplant shock...I got two to sprout. Then I planted them in the soil, shell and all. Still nothing.
I think it's more our weather than the seeds. It has been wetter and definitely more cool than warm here this year. I've never had problems with moonflowers before.
Love your blooming hens and chicks! They look great in that pretty pot. Mine never bloom, probably the season is too short OR they don't live long enough. Often some critter (marmots, rabbits, squirrels, chipmunks) eats them. A problem with anything succulent and (maybe) tasty. I've sometimes put them in pots on the deck which keeps them safer but they are in the garden this year again.
Congrats on the moonflower.
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