A vigorous, fast growing climber with sumptuous royal blue flowers and a contrasting purple star.
Self supporting, it is wonderful grown over trellis, walls and fences.
It will grow up to 3 m long in a single season. Flowers open in the morning and close in the afternoon, hence the common name.
Genus - Ipomoea
Species - Purpurea
Variety - Grandpa Otts
Common name - Morning Glory
Pre-Treatment - Not-required
Hardiness zones - 2 - 11
Height - 2 - 3 m
Spread - 0,90 - 1,80 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 - June - October
Leaf / Flower color - Green / Royal Blue - purple
Sow indoors from March to April in trays of seed compost.
Sow thinly, cover with 5 mm of fine compost. Firm gently and keep moist. Cover with glass, clear plastic or propagator lid.
Keep at +15-+20C. Seedlings appear in 14-21 days.
Remove cover then seedlings appear. Grow on at ~+13C.
Transplant when large enough 5 cm apart in trays. Transplant in to permanent position after the last frost 20 cm apart.
Remove dead flowers to prolong flowering. Keep moist and weed free.
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