Morning Glory flowers are the September birth month flower. They grow in the summer, and are a member of the vine family.
There are many different colors and species of the Morning Glory. Some different kinds are: Heavenly blue, which are a light blue color, Scarlet O Hara, which is a rose colored flower, and Grandpa Ott’s which is purple.
This vine can be a perennial or an annual. Warmer areas have the perennials, while colder climates grow annuals.
This vine grows in a twining shape, and climbs up fences or anything that is growing from the ground that is sturdy enough to support the climbing and twining.
Morning Glories are shaped like horns. The instrument, not antlers! They bloom narrow at the base, and then open wide like a horn at the petals.
As the vine grows during the summer months, it can get to be so large that it works great for shading. If you have any plants in your garden that require shade, plant a Morning Glory vine to shade the other flowers.
This particular flower gets its name for a very specific reason. The flowers bloom once every morning, and then die by the afternoon. The very next morning the process starts again.
The best time to plant the seeds for the vine are to plant them in the ground at the first signs of spring. Make sure there are no more frost advisories for your area before planting the seeds, as they will not last well through frost.
Plant them in average soil in the sun. Morning Glories are a very tough plant and can also grow in poor soil.
Water them enough to keep the soil moist. If you over feed them, they will not grow properly. You will have a lot of leaves, and not many flowers.
You can fertilize the vines with a regular fertilizer, but do not over feed!
Once they begin to grow, water them when they need it, and have fun watching their life cycle begin and end each day.