What's Your Favorite Morning Glory??

legacy5(z6 TN)February 9, 2002

I'm in love with morning glories. I've only grown Heavenly Blue and White Moon Vine. What's your favorite? What has the largest bloom? Is there one that stays open longer than others?

Debbie in East TN

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seedsower(z5 WISC)

I love Blue Silk. Rose Silk is beautiful too. Sunrise Mix is awesome. All the ones I named stay open late into the day. Variegated foilage as well. I LOVE morning glories and am also on the lookout for ones I havn't grown! Blue Silk produces flowers as large as my hand.

Sandy

    Bookmark   February 9, 2002 at 11:11PM
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Cynthia_c(Texas)

I saw a mailbox with flying saucer type on it, it was beautiful!

    Bookmark   September 17, 2002 at 11:10AM
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Nancy5050(7a - 7b)

WHhen I first came to this forum I thought there was only one kind,you know thoses true blue ones ,the one that remind me of common scence.,well live and learn.I planted some of thoses this year also with some purply-pink ones and some white ones well none my favorites came up just the other two wonder if some ones trying to tell me some thing.DONT WORRY -BE HAPPY or maybe ITLL ALL COME OUT IN THE WASH,

    Bookmark   September 17, 2002 at 11:50AM
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Nancy5050(7a - 7b)

I like them all

    Bookmark   September 17, 2002 at 5:31PM
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butterbeanbaby(z5 MO)

I've grown "Heavenly Blue", "Flying Saucer" and "Scarlet O'Hara"... next year I've going to do "Grandpa Otts" which is my personal favorite.

We are in Zone 5 so morning glory is not a "perennial" but I grew up in California where you could grow them all year round. The girl in the apartment next door had taken string and attached it from the fence to her roof so she had a morning glory patio roof... very very cool!

    Bookmark   September 19, 2002 at 12:04PM
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Wildflower_GA(7GA)

One vote for Heavenly Blue, of course grown with the Moonflower Vine....mmm what a great smelling flower in the evening!!!

    Bookmark   September 19, 2002 at 10:40PM
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babzclare

I like ones that BLOOM!!! I am still waiting for mine to bloom(heavenly blue)I do see the buds as 'large' as a pinhead but they are taking their sweet time. You know how a watched pot never boils? well a watched glory never blooms is my motto these days... : )

    Bookmark   September 20, 2002 at 1:19PM
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butterbeanbaby(z5 MO)

Babs I have the same problem with Moon Vine... they grow and grow like crazy but they never do anything pretty! What gives?!?!?

    Bookmark   September 20, 2002 at 2:06PM
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ebang(Sunset 17)

I have that problem with my moonflower too...no flower.

    Bookmark   September 20, 2002 at 3:33PM
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Fireraven9(z5ManzanitaMtNM)

Grandpa Otts and Kinola's Black. I like deep colors.

Lee AKA Fireraven9
The morns are meeker than they were,
The nuts are getting brown;
The berry's cheek is plumper,
The rose is out of town. - Emily Dickinson

    Bookmark   September 20, 2002 at 5:20PM
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butterbeanbaby(z5 MO)

Ebang, thank you I thought it was just me LOL.

Fireraven, you've got my interest piqued... I'm off in search of seeds for Kinola's black!

Holly

    Bookmark   September 21, 2002 at 8:29AM
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Nigella(9a-steamy)

I love I. acuminata, and if you can keep it from touching the ground it's wonderful, lol. Otherwise, see the post about the worst gardening experience.

    Bookmark   September 21, 2002 at 5:38PM
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babzclare

Oh nigella-THAT'S what I'm waiting and waiting to see on my trellis. VERY pretty!
Ebang and Butterb.-LOL I had no problem growing moonflowers!
I guess that's why I am insulted that my MG won't bloom. : )

    Bookmark   September 22, 2002 at 1:44PM
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butterbeanbaby(z5 MO)

Well Babs... if its not one thing its another LOL.

    Bookmark   September 22, 2002 at 6:37PM
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Greenthumb(Zone 5a, MN)

For anyone who is having problems getting their morning glorys to bloom, you probably have planted your MG in too rich of a soil. MG like poor soils. Too rich and all you will get is leaves. This is also true for moon vine. Fairly poor, dry, soil is the key to spectacular morning glory vines and flower production.
Mike

    Bookmark   March 22, 2003 at 8:40AM
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Violet_Girl(z9a TX)

I don't know what it is called, but there is someone growing one on a street I pass a lot- the stuff is growing up a telephone pole, and in the morning it is like a huge blue pillar. SO pretty.

    Bookmark   May 23, 2003 at 2:09PM
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mscarlet(z5 MA)

ButterbeanBaby...I planted Scarlett O'Hara seeds this year. I am glad to see that in zone 5 your were able to as well. I am DYING to see what this one looks like. So far I have yet to even see anything come up. I planted them about 2 1/2 weeks ago. With this yucky weather I am wondering if I will even see these at all this year.

    Bookmark   May 27, 2003 at 11:07AM
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minigrannie(z9)

Does anyone know where Blue Silk morning glory seeds can be purchased? I haven't been able to find them anywhere.

Sylvia

    Bookmark   November 7, 2003 at 9:24PM
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STROBE(zn 7b)

i like kinola's black also.

Jackie/STROBE

    Bookmark   November 8, 2003 at 1:01AM
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