Grow “Scarlett O’ Hara” Morning Glory from fresh flowering vine seeds. Scarlett O’ Hara produces beautiful 4 inch fuscia red flowers. It is a rapid grower that is best used to cover a fence or trellis in a hurry. This Morning Glory reaches a varying length of 8 to 10 feet tall and is easily established. Grow this variety with the “Moonflower” or “Milky Way” for a great contrast.
Growing the Morning Glory vine is simple. Because it has a hard outer shell, nicking the seeds with a knife, or scratching them with sandpaper is recommended. After nicking the seeds, simply place them in warm water overnight to soften the hard outer shell. They can be sown the next day.
Morning Glories can be started indoors, in peat pots for easy transplanting later on. They can also be started directly in the area of your choice when the weather becomes warm. Temperatures should be at least 65F for the seedlings to thrive. Sow the seeds about 1/4” under topsoil. Provide at least 6 hours of sunlight each day, and a fair amount of moisture. Small sprouts should begin poking through the earth in roughly 10 to 20 days, sometimes even sooner.