Heirloom Moonflower Seeds, Ipomoea alba/Tropical white morning-glory, Vegetable & Ornamental, Organically Homegrown Fresh seeds

Sold by AwestruckAtoZ
$1.99+
+ $3.50 shipping
$1.99
$2.99
$5.99
$1.99+
+ $3.50 shipping
In stock
Preparation takes 3-5 business days
Arrives from Thailand

Features
Handmade
Made in Lamphun, Thailand

Item details

***DISCLAIMER ***
IT IS BUYER'S RESPONSIBILITY TO CHECK WITH HIS/HER CUSTOMS IF THE IMPORTATION OF THESE SEEDS IS ALLOWED. AWESTRUCKATOZ IS NOT RESPONSIBLE IN CASE OF INTERCEPT OR DESTROY BY CUSTOMS. NO EXCEPTION. ---


****PLEASE READ SHIPPING AND REFUND POLICIES BEFORE COMPLETING YOUR PURCHASE. BUYING THIS ITEM IMPLIES THAT YOU READ AND ACCEPT SHOP POLICIES: www.etsy.com/shop/AwestruckAtoZ#policies ****

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Moonflower is a species of night-blooming morning glory, native to tropical and subtropical regions. It is a perennial, herbaceous liana growing to a height of 5-30 m tall with twining stems. The leaves are entire or three-lobed, 5-15 cm long, with a 5-20 cm long stem. The flowers are fragrant, white or pink, and large, 8-14 cm diameter. The flowers open quickly in the evening and last through the night, remaining open until touched by the morning sun. On overcast days, the blossoms may remain open for longer. The flowers also tend to remain open longer during cool temperatures - which may also cause the segments to snag or tear as they open.

The name moonflower derives from their blooming in the evening and their being round in shape like a full moon.

The species is widely cultivated as an ornamental plant for its flowers. However, it is grown as food in Thailand. Moonflower buds can be readily found at fresh markets throughtout the country. We use it in various recipes be it raw or cook. It tastes good. It is also praised as an herb with various health benefits. Its staring benefit is that it effectively helps relieve constipation.

I like to harvest the flowers in the evening when they are in full bloom. Before picking them, I act as a pollinator. (Ahh..How very sweet smell!) By this way, I can enjoy the "vegetable" but still have seeds to collect about a month later. I love doing pollinating them so I can imagine I was a sophisticated biologist :)

You will receive the seeds in a small labelled press-to-lock bag for your convenience. Please choose your preference on planting guide.

Planting guide options:
- No, thanks = You do not want or need it.
- Email, please = You prefer to receive it by email once the seeds are ship. (You will get to see it on the very same day your order is post.)
- Print, please = You prefer colored paper print be shipped with the seeds.



Shipping cost stated on this listing ALREADY INCLUDES tracking number. If you do not want tracking number for your order, please leave a message for the refund of the tracking number fee ($2.50) on the “note to seller” during checkout. If you choose not to ship with tracking number, you are assuming all risks for your order during shipment including risk of loss, theft or non-delivery.

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Shipping & policies
Preparation takes 3-5 business days
Arrives from Thailand
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AVERAGE TRANSIT DURATION

REGULAR AIR MAIL
United States: 14-21 business days
Canada: 21-30 days
Europe: 8-15 business days
Australia, New Zealand and Oceania: 14-21 business days
*I cannot ship floating lanterns to Australia.*
Asia Pacific: 8-15 business days
Latin America and the Caribbean: 21-30 business days
***Actual duration depends on situation on the time of shipment (uncontrollable factors i.e. weather and holidays), posts offices and the Customs office in each country. These time frames are when most parcels arrive. Shortest duration to US is 8 days (CA), longest is 2 months (ME).***

TRACKING NUMBER & INSURANCE
All items are shipped with tracking number. I include tracking number in the Shipping Notification. However, once an item is shipped, it is out of my control. Therefore, I am unable to guarantee delivery or any delivery time frames. If you would like delivery guarantee and insurance, Expedited shipping is needed even though you are in no rush for receiving the item.

Buyers can choose to have their items shipped WITHOUT tracking number. Just leave a note to seller during checkout so I will refund the tracking fee of $2.50. However, if this shipping option is chosen, buyers are assuming all risks for their orders during shipment including risk of damage, loss, theft or non-delivery.

What I can control is the handling time. I ENCOURAGE BUYERS TO STICK TO REGISTERED SHIPPING FOR THE PEACE OF MIND. Once the order is shipped, it is out of sender control.


*** REFUND POLICIES ***

- Please check with your country's Customs office about restricted goods (like seeds) prior to buying. I am not responsible for any circumstance of seizures, intercepted, or penalties. REFUND WILL NOT BE GIVEN. NO EXCEPTION.

- I tend not to ship seeds to California and Australia due to 8% chance* of interception. If buyer accepts shop refund policies and proceeds on purchasing, it indicates that buyer is willing to assume all risks.
*From the record of over 400 orders of seeds shipped to CA since 2015 (on our another shop on Etsy).
There has never been any issue shipping seeds to elsewhere.

- I am not responsible for any delays of post service due to holidays or weather conditions and any damage or loss caused by a postal service. Note that some countries have very strict Customs and might hold packages for long (this is especially true for America) A package is not consider lost until it has been 8 weeks.

- Because it is out of sender's control once a package is shipped, if you would like to insure your package to guarantee delivery, please contact me for expedited shipping.

- I cannot take responsibility for any custom taxes in your country.

- I cannot be held responsible for orders placed with an incorrect shipping address. Please do not forget to CONFIRM your shipping address during Checkout. I double check your address on both Etsy and PayPal (or credit card). When the address not shown exactly the same, I write buyer for clarification.

- In a rare case that your package is returned to me due to the wrong shipping address or other shipping complications, you must pay the shipping again. We can avoid this by giving me your PHONE NUMBER to include in your address so the mail carrier can call you if there is any problem. If not, I reserve the rights to keep your item WITHOUT any refund. (I will not use your phone number for other purpose.)

- It is buyer’s responsibility to contact local post office within the given time frame if a notice is left from the attempt to deliver the order. Refund WILL NOT be given if buyer fails to request a re-delivery or a pick up and the order is returned to me after max hold time expires. NO EXCEPTION.

- I contact buyers if their parcels are returned to me. If buyers want their "returned to sender" orders reship, they are responsible for the reshipping expense. If they do not want to pay, I reserve the rights to keep the item(s) WITHOUT any refund. NO EXCEPTION.

- I take care in packaging your item so that it arrives to you in perfect condition. Full refund only if the item does not match the order. Buyer keeps the incorrect items and gets the refund and/or reship at my expense.

- All bulk and custom orders are final.


Payments

I accept all forms of payment even though Etsy shows "This shop processes payments through PayPal" at Checkout. You can pay through Paypal with your credit or debit card even if you don't have a Paypal account. Simply choose "Pay with Debit or Credit Card" as payment option after clicking the icon "Pay with PayPal." PayPal is only on my end while it can be anything on your end.

Echeque is also accepted, though this is a slower option as shipping waits until your check is cleared which is 3-5 days approx.


Returns & exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 5 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 7 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
Conditions of return
Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.
Additional return information
- Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.

- I DO NOT accept cancellation. Buyers must read shop policies before purchase.

- All bulk and custom orders are final.

Additional policies

WHOLESALE & CONSIGNMENT:
If you are interested in buying a large amount of a certain item, message me, l will see if I can.