Native to Mexico and Central America, common morning glory is a warm weather annual twining vine that is ornamentaly grown for its attractive flowers and broad cordate ovate leaves.
It will grow up to 2 m long in a single season. Trumpet-shaped red dark flowers with white throats bloom late spring to fall.
Flowers open in the morning and close in the afternoon, hence the common name.
Used to cover walls, pergolas and balconies.
Common morning glory is easily grown in average, consistently moist, well-drained soils in full sun. This vine needs a support structure upon which to grow.
Plants grown in containers could be brought inside in fall for overwintering, albeit with some difficulty, but most gardeners simply start new seed indoors each spring.
Genus - Ipomoea Pharbitis
Species - Tricolor
Variety - Scarlet oHara
Common name - Morning Glory
Pre-Treatment - Not-required
Hardiness zones - 2 - 11
Height - 1,80 - 2 m
Spread - 0,40 - 0,90 m
Plant type - Annual Flower or Vine
Exposure - Full Sun
Growth rate - Fast
Soil PH - Acid, neutral, alkaline
Soil type - Average, consistently moist, well-drained
Water requirements - Average, high
Landscape uses - Provides attractive ornamental cover for fences, decks, trellises or other structures around the home. Containers. Hanging baskets.
Bloom season - July to October
Leaf / Flower color - Green / Dark Red
It is easily grown from seed that may be started indoors about 6-8 weeks before last spring frost date. Seed could be started outdoors after last frost date, but the onset of bloom would occur much later.
1. Pre-soak for 12 hours in warm water and sow in individual pots in a greenhouse in early spring or inside, 3-5 seeds per pot.
2. Keep moist at +22C. WIll germinate in 1-3 weeks.
Take new young plants outdoors about 1-2 weeks after last spring frost date. Once established, growth is rapid.
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