Seeds - Morning Glory, Grandpa Ott's
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Description: An original Bavarian heirloom with huge flowers that open each morning through the summer. The gorgeous flowers are deep purple with a red throat. Plants will climb 15' or more, if given support.
Pack Size: 100 seeds
Latin Name: Ipomoea purpurea
Main Uses: Flowering plant; Flowering vine.
Zone Hardiness: Annual (may also reseed)
Exposure: Full sun
Height: Vining, 8 - 10 feet
Flower Color: Deep purple flower with a red star centre.
Flowering Time: Mid-July through fall.
Pretreatment: Seeds benefit from pre-soaking in warm water overnight.
Sowing: Indoors 2 - 3 weeks before last frost. 2 - 3 seeds per cell. For best results, apply Sea Magic™ kelp from first watering. Apply a seedling-starter fertilizer such as Evolve Seedling once the second set of true leaves has appeared, and then alternate between the kelp and seedling starter until transplant. Outdoors, direct sow after last frost.
Planting Depth: 1/4" deep, push into soil.
Spacing: 1.5 feet apart, if growing in a row.
Notes: Prior to sowing, Morning Glory seeds should either be scarified by gently nicking the hull with a file, or the seeds can be soaked in room temperature water for 24 hours, to soften the hull.
Growing in Containers: Ideal for large containers such as half barrels.
Fertilizing (Containers): Add 25% quality compost to potting mix; fertilize weekly with a higher-nitrogen organic plant food such as a fish-based fertilizer.
Watering (Containers): Water deeply when top inch of soil feels dry to the touch. Check every day or two during very hot weather.
Growing in Mixed Planters: Not well-suited to mixed planters.
Fertilizing (Garden): Plant in a garden bed amended with compost. No additional fertilizer is required.
Watering (Garden): Water deeply to establish. Water mature plants weekly during hot weather.
Special Requirements: Support for the vines.
Special Requirements for Cold Climate Gardeners: Staking or other support for vines.
Suitability for Indoors: Not suited for indoors.