Heavenly Blue Morning Glory
A classic flower of late summer, in a celestial blue tone.
The morning glory is like a good marriage: Its strong vines grow steadily–but require a framework of support to reach their maximum potential–and its glorious-yet-ephemeral blooms remind us to never take love or beauty for granted. 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.
|Art Pack (100 seeds)||$4.49||In Stock|
|100 Seeds||$3.05||In Stock|
|300 Seeds||$6.15||In Stock|
|900 Seeds||$11.30||In Stock|
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|
|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.