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Morning Glory, Scarlet O'Hara

Morning Glory, Scarlet O'Hara

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Morning Glory
'Scarlet O'Hara'

Ipomoea nil

The vines are vigorous and fast growing, spread up to six feet and climb ten plus feet in height. A great climber to plant against a fence or trellis.  The flowers are a magnificent wine-red color that are about four inches across. 

Some people resist planting Morning Glory's out of fear that they take over and become hard to get rid of. In reality, they have been unfairly given a bad name.

Although they share common names with a weedy, intrusive plant, their botanical name is Ipomoea and although they may self-sow in some areas, they do not spread via underground runners like Bindweed, Convolvulus arvensis, which is also known as "Wild Morning Glory."

Morning Glory seeds are hard seeded and germination may be improved by nicking the seed coat and/or soaking overnight prior to planting. Start seeds indoors a few weeks before your last frost date or directly in the garden after all danger of frost has passed. Germination may take up to three weeks. Each packet contains one gram, which is approximately 20 seeds.
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