Beaware, once you plant this Morning Glory, you will never have to plant it again. If I don't like where it's reseeded itself, I just move them where I want them and mine has come up again year after year without me replanting it, just moving little ones. It's self-seeding. Beautiful blooms that last all Spring, Summer and Fall here. Very good climbing plant so it's a favorite around my yard.
Region: Pacific Northwest
Just love the colour of 'Heavenly Blue'. Quite easy to grow from seed, grows quickly, leaves are attractive, prolific flowering, once it starts blooming there are flowers every day. I plant three or four in a rectangular wooden planter with a trellis attached. They make a spectacular disply. I also plant several yellow Thunbergia at the base of the Ipomoea, love the combo of blue and yellow; the small yellow Thunbergia dresses up all the green leaves of the Ipomoea before it starts to bloom.
I love these floweres, this year I planted the blue and purple. For some reason the purple did better. I haven't had many flowers on either of the vines this year, but we had a much cooler summer than normal.
Region: Lower Plains
One review can't cover morning glorys, so just a couple of tips. Some varieties bloom early and some disappointingly late. The great favorite Heavenly Blue doesn't bloom until late August for me and I find this very frustrating Plant them on a trellis you can take down if possible. That way there is no pulling of vines when you want them down, just cut them at the ground, pull up or untie the trellis and take it somewhere out of sight. When the vine dies completely, it will pull off easily. Be careful with fertilizer, this vine will eat nitrogen fertilizer and become a lush, green vine with no blooms! Grow well in pots but must have regular water. Much, much more to say, there are real fanciers, but The many varieties are a lot of fun if you have some space.
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