GROWING AND SAVING THE SEED OF MORNING GLORY
Mura Kumo Morning Glory
Latin name Ipomea sp. is an annual flower vine that is quick growing and frost-sensitive. The blooms are trumpet-shaped and come in an incredible range of colors, patterns and sizes. A perfect flower to grow up a trellis. Southern growers should note that this plant has the potential to become weedy in frost-free/low-frost areas.
Cardinal Climber Morning Glory
Native to Central America, the morning glory was highly regarded in the ancient Mayan, Aztec, and other native Mexican cultures for its spiritual significance.
- Vining plant great to cover a fence, wall, trellis, or any vertical structure!
- Beds, borders, containers, cottage garden.
- Visited by bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds.
- Nick seed coat and soak seeds in warm water overnight to speed germination.
- Seeds germinate in 4-7 days.
- Start indoors 4-6 weeks before last frost or direct seed outdoors after all chance of frost has passed.
- Ideal germination temperature is 65-85 F.
Keiryu Mountain Stream Morning Glory
- Plants require full sun.
- Tolerant of a wide range of soil, they prefer well-drained loamy to sandy soil.
- Space plants 6 inches apart.
- Plant in a protected area, away from high winds.
Moonflower Morning Glory
- Morning glory is rarely bothered by pests and disease.
- Avoid wet foliage and overhead watering to prevent rust and fungal/rot issues.
Split Second Morning Glory
- Seed saving is quite easy. When the flowers fade, they leave behind large seed capsules containing the large, black seeds.
- Allow seeds to dry in a warm area out of direct sunlight for 7 days.
- Store seeds in a cool, dark, dry place over the winter.
- Remember to nick and soak your seeds the night before planting in the spring!