The vines are vigorous and fast growing, spread up to six feet and climb ten plus feet in height. A great climber to plant against a fence or trellis. The flowers are a magnificent wine-red color that are about four inches across. Some people resist planting Morning Glory's out of fear that they take over and become hard to get rid of. In reality, they have been unfairly given a bad name. Although they share common names with a weedy, intrusive plant, their botanical name is Ipomoea and although they may self-sow in some areas, they do not spread via underground runners like Bindweed, Convolvulus arvensis, which is also known as Wild Morning Glory.
Morning Glory is a breeze to direct-sow, but if you want even earlier blooms, start the seeds ahead indoors. It can tolerate a bit of shade--though blazing sun is its preference--and is especially useful in dry soils, where other plants have not been content.
Drought-tolerant and ultra-easy, it climbs to about 6 feet. Morning Glory seeds are hard seeded and germination may be improved by nicking the seed coat and/or soaking overnight prior to planting. Start seeds indoors a few weeks before your last frost date or directly in the garden after all danger of frost has passed.
Germination may take up to three weeks. •Best sown indoors, 4-6 weeks before planting out, at alternating temperatures of 68° and 86° •Expect germination in 8-10 days •Outdoors, seeds may be sown, after all danger of frost is past in the spring, when the soil is warm •Outdoors, expect germination in 12-17 days •Soak the seed in warm water for 24 hours prior to sowing or clip or notch the seeds •If sowing seed outdoors, we recommend a maximum planting depth of 4X the width of the seed
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