Grow a garden filled with all sorts of colorful Morning Glory flowers, from our specialty blend of Ipomoea vine seeds. Crazy Mixture is a blend of 10 to 15 of our most popular Morning Glory varieties. The blooms come in all sorts of colors, such as red, blue, purple, pink, and white. The mixture even includes some multicolored blooms as well. Some uncommon strains are included, like Red & Blue Picotee, Sunrise Serenade Milky Way and more.
Each plant will reach a vining length of 10 to 15 feet long, and grow best when placed near a fence, trellis or railing. Morning glory plants are popularly used to cover fences with their dark green, spade shaped leaves and colorful flowers. The flowers range in size, depending on the variety grown, and can span anywhere from 2 to 3 inches wide, or even up to 9 inches wide! Morning glory plants prefer a poor to average soil and are very easily grown directly outdoors, or started indoors as well.
Morning glory plants are categorized as annual flowering vines. Annuals such as Ipomoea will grow quickly from freshly harvested seeds, blooming throughout the summer months and later dying with the first killing frost. The plants can attract all sorts of beneficial insects to the garden, such as butterflies, bumblebees, honeybees and hummingbirds as well. They make a great addition to many butterfly gardens and insectaries.
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.