Heavenly Blue Morning Glory

Ipomoea purpurea

A classic flower of late summer, in a celestial blue tone.

The morning glory is like a good marriage. Its vines are strong and grow steadily but require a framework of support to reach their maximum potential. Its profuse blooms require frequent, immediate appreciation, as they last but a single morning before fading. And at its core is a seed that can adapt to any circumstance, self-sowing readily and thriving even in difficult soils. In fact, like the best marriages, morning glories flower most when faced with distress: drought and low-nutrient soils lead to blooms in profusion.

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Start indoors 4 weeks before last frost to ensure blooms in the summer. Score the tough exterior of the seed and soak for 24 hours, before starting them in pots. Transplant after last frost, when vines are just beginning to search for trellising; take care not to disturb the roots too much. Morning glories will climb on whatever you plant them near; they do well on fencing. Plant them on the north side of the garden to keep them from shading out other garden plants.

Days to Germination 7 to 21 days
Days to Maturity 110 days
Planting Depth ¼"
Spacing in Row 12 inches
Spacing Between Rows 36"
Height at Maturity 96-120"
Width at Maturity 10"
Sun Preference Full Sun

Artwork by Richard Saja. This embroidered heirloom French toile suggests the merging of old and new—a process all gardeners know well. Richard studied textile design and then the Great Books of Western Civilization. He now embroiders toile rather successfully. 

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