Heavenly Blue Morning Glory Art Pack

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  • Art Pack by Richard Saja.
  • Vigourous vines.
  • Delicate flowers.

Heavenly Blue Morning Glory

Ipomea purpurea
Something Blue

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Although not traditionally a wedding flower--as the blooms don't last when cut--the growth habit of the common morning glory is a parable of good relationships. Its vines are strong and grow steadily, but it requires a framework of support to reach its maximum potential. Its blooms come steadily and profusely, but require immediate appreciation, as they last but a single morning before fading. And at its core is a hard-coated seed that can adapt to any circumstance, self-sowing readily and thriving even in difficult soils. In fact, like the best marriages, morning glories produce the most blooms when faced with distress: drought and low-nutrient soils lead to spectacular displays of flowery love. [When grown in front of a window, the vines will form a dense screen--and create some romatnic privacy for your own marriage's flowering!]

Quick Facts

Number of Seeds 100
Spacing in Row 12"
Spacing Between Rows 36"
Planting Depth ½"
Days to Maturity 110

How to Grow

Direct sow outdoors after all danger of frost has passed, or start indoors 2-3 weeks early. If transplanting, take care not to disturb the roots. Seeds take 5-14 days to germinate. To hasten, nick the seeds and soak in water for 24 hours, then sow. Plant near a fence or wall, or provide a trellis. Morning glories will grow to 6-10' in height. Plant in full sun or partial shade. Will self-sow.

Richard Saja studied textile design then the Great Books of Western Civilization. The two came together and he now embroiders toile rather successfully.

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