You don't have to choose one morning glory. Our blend of the best nostalgic favorites, and a stunning, new, starred variety lets you have them all. 'Heavenly Blue' with its large, sky-blue flowers is the classic, reliable, and vigorous heirloom from the 1800s. 'Pearly Gates' is a white beauty that won the All-America Selections award in 1942. 'Flying Saucer' appeared in 1960 with "out of this world" large, white blooms with radiating blue stripes. 'Grandpa Ott's' is a charming, old-fashioned Bavarian favorite from the 1870s that has flowers of royal purple stamped with ruby stars. 'Knowlian's Black' blossoms are a very deep purple accented with ruby stars. The modern 'Shiva' is white with a pastel pink star, elegant as a ballerina, and a true standout. Caution: Most parts of this plant are poisonous if ingested.
Something Old Something New Morning Glory Seeds
Botanical Name: Ipomoea purpurea and tricolor
Hardiness: Perennial in USDA zones 10 and warmer; otherwise grown as an annual.
Plant Dimensions: 8'–15' vines
Exposure: Full sun
Bloom Period: Summer to frost
Attributes: Attracts Pollinators, Deer Resistant
When to Sow Outside: RECOMMENDED. 1 to 2 weeks after your average last frost date. Plants started too early outside will end up less vigorous than plants started when warmer.
When to Start Inside: 4 to 6 weeks before transplanting outside. Sow into a biodegradable pot that can be directly planted in the ground to avoid disturbing roots.
Days to Emerge: 5–15 days
Seed Depth: ½"
Seed Spacing: A group of of 4 seeds every 6" – 12"
Thinning: When 2" tall thin to 1 every 6" – 12"