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The family of finches. Flowers up to 10cm in diameter, funnel-shaped, celestial-blue color. Stem length up to 2-3 meters. The fruit - conical sharpened box. The seeds are trihedral, 4-6 in a box. Svetolyubiva, prefers southwestern and southeastern places on the plot. Needs support, grows mainly on trellises. In preparation for sowing, seeds are soaked for 2-3 hours in hot (up to 50 ° C) water.
PLANTING INSTRUCTIONS When to plant: Morning glories are easily grown from seed and can be started indoors four to six weeks before the last spring frost. If sown directly into the garden, plant after any threat of frost and once the ground has warmed up to 64 F. Where to plant:
Pick a site that gets plenty of sun. They will tolerate some very light shade, but bloom their best in full sun. Because of their rapid growth, choose a location that will allow for its mature size. Morning glories will readily self-seed if allowed, so make sure they are in an area that is accessible for cutting back spent blooms before they go to seed or an area where self-seeding is acceptable. Be considerate of neighboring yards and where the seeds might fall. How to plant:
If planting from seed, file seeds to break the outer shell and soak for 24 hours prior to planting to help with germination. Cover lightly with one-quarter to one-half inch of soil and water thoroughly. When transplanting, be careful of the roots, as they don’t like being disturbed. Water deeply for several days after transplanting to help the roots get established in their new home. Helpful hint: If starting from seed, use peat or other disintegrating pots that can be planted directly in the soil to lessen the stress on the root system. Other:
Morning glories grow quite rapidly once established, up to 12 feet or more in one season.