Morning Glory, Heavenly Blue
Ipomea tricolor. Annual. 8' to 10'
Heavenly Blue Morning Glory is an early blooming vine grows quickly with large 4" to 5" sky blue, trumpet shaped flowers. Huge, vibrant flowers open in the morning and close with afternoon heat, hence the common name of morning glory. Fast growing, vines grow to 10' with ease. Native to Mexico and Central America.
Planting Directions: Sow seeds 1/2” deep in fine soil after danger from frost has past. Germination takes 5-21 days at temperatures of 70°-85°. Chip seeds and soak in warm water for 24 hours then plant. Seed may be started indoors 3 to 4 weeks before last frost. Sow seed ½” deep in sterile seed starting mix maintaining even moisture and soil temperature of 70° to 85°. When transplanting be careful and do not disturb the root system. Thin or transplant plants to 12” apart when vines are 4” tall. Morning Glory prefers full sun, loose soil that that is not to high in nitrogen, and will tolerate dry soil. Provide a trellis or other support for climbing species.