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Heirloom Morning Glory

Mailbox Mix

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Heirloom Morning Glory

Mailbox Mix

(Ipomoea tricolor)
EXCLUSIVE - Our heirloom blend combines flowers of deep, rich blue and pearly white that open fresh each m...
(Ipomoea tricolor)
EXCLUSIVE - Our heirloom blend combines flowers of deep, rich blue and pearly white that open fresh each morning. Although each individual bloom lasts only one day, new flowers unfurl continuously and buds continue opening over a week in a vase. Seeds like these were carried across the prairies by pioneer families, transplanting a bit of home to far-flung homesteads. Traditionally, these old-fashioned climbing vines with heart shaped leaves and glowing blossom trumpets adorned fences or mailboxes. Grow beautiful living history! 
Seed Count: 110 - 115 / Weight: 4 gms
$ 1.40 $ 2.79$

ANNUAL VINE

Summer/fall bloom

Frost tender

 

TO START OUTDOORS

In late spring, once weather is warm and settled and nights stay above 55°F (13°C), plant seeds in a sunny spot in ordinary garden soil 2 to 3 inches apart and 1/2 inch deep. Firm soil over seeds. When seedlings are several inches tall, thin to 6 to 8 inches apart.

 

TO START EARLY INDOORS

Sow indoors 4 or 5 weeks before last expected frost in individual pots of seed starting mix. Cover 1/2 inch deep and keep warm and moist. Provide a strong light source until seedlings are ready to plant outdoors. Plant out only when nights reach 55°F (13°C). Transplant seedlings 6 to 8 inches apart, taking care to avoid disturbing roots as much as possible.

 

GROWING NOTES

Morning glory seeds have a very hard outer shell. To improve and significantly hasten their germination rate, it is worth the extra effort to use a nail clipper and nick each one just enough to break the seed shell so soil moisture can enter more easily. Alternatively, you can rough these hard-skinned seeds with a file. At planting time, erect well-anchored supports at least 8 feet tall. Morning glories bloom abundantly beginning in mid to late summer once days begin to shorten.

Plant In

Sun/Shade

Planting Depth

Sow Seeds

Days to Germinate

Mature Height

April - June
Full sun
1/2 inch
2 - 3 inches apart
7 - 10 days
8 - 10 feet

Plant In

Sun/Shade

Planting Depth

Sow Seeds

Days to Germinate

Mature Height

April - June
Full sun
1/2 inch
2 - 3 inches apart
7 - 10 days
8 - 10 feet

Plant In

April - June

Sun/Shade

Full sun

Planting Depth

1/2 inch

Sow Seeds

2 - 3 inches apart

Days to Germinate

7 - 10 days

Mature Height

8 - 10 feet

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