Climbers are special structuring elements in the garden.
The morning glory "Wetterleuchten" is an especial variety of ipomoea. The large red-violet flowers with white throats together with the green foliage produce an attractive play of colors.
The plants are very sensitive to frost. A climbing support is required for the plants reach a height of 2, sometimes 2.5 m.
Small amount of nitrogen fertilizer is recommended.
Used to cover walls, pergolas and balconies.
Common morning glory is easily grown in average, consistently moist, well-drained soils in full sun.
Genus - Ipomoea
Species - purpurea
Variety - Wetterleuchten
Common name - Morning Glory
Pre-Treatment - Not-required
Hardiness zones - 2 - 11
Height - 2 m
Spread - 0,50 m
Plant type - Annual Flower or Vine
Exposure - Full Sun, Partial 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 - September
Leaf / Flower color - Green / Red - Violet
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 or inside in April, 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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