Single Packet of 100 Seeds
Populate a fence or trellis with the gorgeous Caprice Morning Glory, from freshly harvested Ipomoea purpurea seeds. Caprice will produce gorgeous pale blue flowers, accented with a dull purple, colored star. Each trumpet shaped bloom will open to a diameter of roughly 2 to 3 inches wide. The plants themselves can grow to great lengths of 10 to 15 feet long and display hundreds of heart shaped leaves along it's vining stems. Caprice is similar to other varieties of Morning glory, such as Shiva, Milky Way, Blue Star and more.
The flowers will bloom through the summer months, attracting all sorts of beneficial insects to the garden, such as butterflies, bumblebees, honeybees and more. These beautiful vines are planted to add mounds of colorful foliage and flowers to fences, railings, pillars and more. They are best sown with supports, but can also trail the ground, spreading outwards if a support is not available for them to cling to.
Caprice Morning Glory, like most Morning Glory varieties, is considered an annual flowering plant. Annuals will grow quickly from freshly harvested seeds, producing hundreds of leaves and flowers along it's ving stems. When the Autumn season arrives, the plants will wilt and wither with the cold temperatures, later allowing seeds to form for a successful growth in the season to follow.
Sowing The Seed
You will notice that Morning Glory seeds consist of a hard outer shell. Before sowing these seeds, they should be prepped by scarification or soaking. Sometimes you can even consider both methods. Nick the seeds with sandpaper or a knife and soak in warm water, for 24 hours. If starting indoors, sow in peat pots, 6 to 8 weeks prior to the last frost. Place the seeds at a depth of 1/2" under topsoil. Transplant, or direct sow into the garden when the weather is warm and all danger of frost has passed.
Morning Glory plants will thrive in the heat of summer and prefer an area of full sunlight. Temperatures should be at least 70F or higher. The soil should be average to sandy, but also well drained. To increase drainage, we recommend adding a light compost to areas containing hard, compact soil. Water the seeds daily until germination has occurred, watering less frequently as time goes on.
Germination & Growth
Morning Glory seeds typically germinate within roughly 7 to 14 days after sowing. The plants are known to grow and establish with the support of a fence or trellis. Each vine can grow to a mature length of 10 to 15 feet long, displaying large, trumpet shaped flowers all summer long. Each plant can be spaced about 18 to 24 inches apart, depending on the thickness of coverage you desire. Morning Glories are known to attract all sorts of beneficial insects to the garden, such as butterflies, bumblebees, honeybees & hummingbirds as well.