will morning glories grow now?

elschNovember 14, 2010

Hi ya all. I want something to cover a trellis during the winter, I know nasturiums will grow around here all winter, so they are a standby.

But I'd prefer heavenly blue mornig glories, I know they like warm weather but would they grow now I am asking on an off chance? Thanks!

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sautesmom

In Berkeley Morning Glories will die as soon as the temps dip into the 30's. I think nasturtiums are a little more frost hardy.
Sorry, you better wait until spring!

Carla in Sac

    Bookmark   November 15, 2010 at 12:30AM
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elsch

thanks Carla, I will wait.

    Bookmark   November 15, 2010 at 1:11PM
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renataka(Bay Area CA)

The big problem with morning glories is that they will reseed like crazy and take over -everything. Put them on the trellis, and you'll soon find them all over your roof, your neighbor's walls, and sending runners along the ground like kudzu.
If you start edible snow peas and vetch in early October when the nights get cool...just about when the powdery mildew starts in on your squash leaves.... they'll cover the trellis by late January, and you'll be getting fresh peas by late February. They are sort of frost resistant - I've had them fully recover after nighttime temps of 29 and 30.
Some varieties of peas have very lovely flowers, and if you plant vetch amongst it, you'll get a double whammy of pretty purple flowers. Also the legumes will be fixing nitrogen, replenishing your soil!

    Bookmark   November 15, 2010 at 6:20PM
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sautesmom

Here is a website with several pea varieties with colored flowers.

Carla in Sac

Here is a link that might be useful: Peas

    Bookmark   November 15, 2010 at 8:45PM
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hoovb zone 9 sunset 23

the neighbor's slope has a bunch of morning glory seedlings sprouting and growing now. I round-up them every year so they don't take over my yard.

    Bookmark   November 21, 2010 at 10:31PM
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