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10 gram for 12 Euros
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25 gram for 20 Euros
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100 gram for 58 Euros
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250 gram for 85 Euros
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500 gram for 120 Euros
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1000 gram for 220 Euros
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Ipomoea alba

Elements of Structural and Systematic Botany

B and T World Seeds' Botanical Glossary

B and T World Seeds' reference number: 24546

The average, annual, minimum temperature zone where Ipomoea alba is cold hardy
USDA Zone:8 10° to 20°F   (-12° to -6.5°C)
Type of plant - perennial climber
Flower or inflorescence: night frag. WHITE trumpets, to 15x14 cm., open eve., close by mid-day
Fruit: ovoid caps. to 3x2 cm. (nick - warm soak, germ. ~ 2 weeks
Foliage: ov.-orb.-cord., 5-15cm. long
Height, in meters: 30
Height, in feet: 99.00
Ipomoea alba seeds may be subject to seasonal availability
Parts of Ipomoea alba are considered toxic.

Synonyms (alternative names) for Ipomoea alba:
Calonyction aculeatum, Calonyction album, Convolvulus aculeatus, Convolvulus maximus, Ipomoea bona-nox, Ipomoea maxima, Ipomoea noctiflora, 

Common names for Ipomoea alba:

Belle de nuit,  Giant White Moon Vine,  Mondwinde,  Moon Flower,  Moonflower,  White Morning Glory, 


Ipomoea alba is included in the following
B and T World Seeds flowering plant categories.

31:   House and Container Plant Seed List
39:   Climbing Plant Seeds
55:   Fragrant or Aromatic Flower or Foliage Plant Seeds
131:   Toxic Plants
Some of the deadliest known poisons are found in plants. Some major food plants, eaten by millions of people every day, have toxic parts.
182:   Reunion Island Native and Introduced Plants
185:   Plant Species whose germination is improved by Smoke
"Smoke" contains a butenolide compound produced by certain plants when heated, it speeds up or starts the germination of seeds from many different genera.
322:  Convolvulaceae
952:   Wholesale Selection


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Germination guide for Ipomoea alba

These notes are a general guide, it is recommended to check specialist literature for some of the more unusual seeds in our lists.
Seed Germination Theory and Practice by Professor Norman C. Deno
Some knowledge about growing from seed is necessary to germinate even the easiest seeds. Most seeds require humidity to germinate, even desert plants like Welwitschia mirabilis require that their growing medium remains moist until germination.

Most seeds require oxygen to germinate, if buried too deep in their growing medium, or if the medium is too wet, the seeds may not get the oxygen they require.
Some seeds need to be in the light (surface sown) or in the dark (sown deep enough to receive little or no light) to germinate. A rule of thumb is to cover the seeds their own width deep in the growing medium, but some seeds prefer to be sown much deeper, and some fairly large seeds like to be surface sown (or higher).
Many seeds germinate best at certain temperatures, some will germinate at a comparatively wide range of temperatures, yet others need fluctuating temperatures.
Almost all seeds are waiting in a dormant state for some outside stimulus to break their dormancy, some just need sufficiently high ambiant humidity, others need scarification, vernalization or to be passed through the intestines of an animal.

Ipomoea alba seeds will usually germinate in 5-21 days, even under good conditions germination may be erratic.
Sow Ipomoea alba seeds about 6mm deep in a Peaty seed sowing mix at about 20-30°C.

Chip and soak.


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