Growing Morning Glory

Botanical Name:

Ipomoea

Life Cycle:

annuals, vines/climbers

Planting Time:

spring

Height:

climbs 6' to 12'

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Exposure:

full sun

Soil:

average, moist, well-drained soil, not too fertile

Hardiness:

n/a

Bloom Time:

early summer to mid fall

Flower:

blue, purple, pink, scarlet, and white trumpet shaped flowers

Foliage:

green vine with heart-shaped leaves

Propagation:

seeds

Suggested Use:

trellises, decks railings, fences, lampposts

Growing Hints:

Morning glories are easy to start from seed. Soak seeds for 24 hours or nick the hulls prior to planting to speed germination, then sow them 1/2" deep directly outdoors. In climates with long, cool springs, start seeds in peat pots indoors several weeks before your last frost date and move them into the garden when overnight temperatures stay above 45º F. Vines will reach 10 feet or more within two months.

Interesting Facts:

Morning glories are native to the tropics. Flowers last for one day and are normally open only from dawn to mid morning, but may last all day under cloudy skies. Hummingbirds are attracted to the blooms.

June 1, 20060 found this helpful

seeds are easy to harvest off of the vines as well--i still have tons of them from vines grown last years--i planted 4 pkgs of seed last year and saved around 200 or more seeds. Anyone need some? Can't tell you colors or anything and some might be 4 o'clocks.

contact me at babz519 (at) yahoo.com

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June 16, 20060 found this helpful

I planted Morning Glorries by seed and they have sprouted. The plants are in a pot and are now about 5 inches long. They seem to be taking forever to grow and I have a nylon string for them to wrap around on. They are exposed to full sun. Why so long?

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August 16, 20070 found this helpful

I have several types of morning glory and they all have the same problem. The plants are completly denuded of leaves. All that is left is the main stem and branches. Help

ron_kraus at msn dot com

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June 4, 20080 found this helpful

HELLO,

I WOULD LOVE TO GROW SOME MG IF YOU STILL HAVE SOME TO SHARE.

THANK YOU IN ADVANCE LORRIE

GOFF1952@ROADRUNNER.COM

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June 29, 20080 found this helpful

I need some seeds of morning glory if possible. but I live in Pakistan :( is there a way to send them? I can send seeds of exotic Pakistani plants too. plz let me know at madiha610 AT yahoo.com

ciao

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September 6, 20110 found this helpful

To babz16 - I would love some morning glory seeds or some 4 o'clocks. I will contact you at your email address. Thanks. Karen : )

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