Morning Glories

cbruce68(PA)May 5, 2005

I would like to plant morning glories in a container beside my house will they grow well in a container or better in the ground?

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
lindac(Iowa Z 5/4)

Much better in the ground....
Linda C

    Bookmark   May 5, 2005 at 2:47PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
suzi7

they do great in a container, too. i grew number of morning glories last year in a fairly small container. they grew, bloomed amazingly. you would probably have to water more often since they get very wilts pretty easily.
alot of people actually prefer growing in a container because of their invasive nature, so i guess it's something that might concern you.

    Bookmark   May 6, 2005 at 1:21AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
oaksandmaples(NoVaGarden)

I'm in Northern Virginia......I think zone 7.....my little seedlings are only 2 inches high with 2 sets of leaves. Are they on track for this time of year??
THANKS

    Bookmark   May 6, 2005 at 5:48AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
suzi7

yes, they are as absolutly normal . they'll grow fast- they have all that hight they need to grow. i live in dc area, and they bloomed in august (later than what i thougth) last year, so be patient.

    Bookmark   May 8, 2005 at 1:53AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
pittypatt(Louisiana)

I've had them in containers, so they trail over a balcony as well as have them now planted in a raised bed around an old tree that was cut down. We left the tree about 5ft high and have the morning glory growing up and around the trunk- Looks beautiful

    Bookmark   May 13, 2005 at 12:03AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
babywatson(7)

Just wait. You think they'll never grow. By June, July they will be reaching out and grabbing you as you walk by with their little curling tendrils. Plus, you'll never get rid of it. It's an annual but somehow, after I planted it initially four years ago, it keeps coming back and every summer I end up pulling some more out of my garden. It's migrated all over the yard. One year I found it twining up my blackeyed Susans. Another year it grew up a post by my porch. I had shade in the hottest part of the day (my porch faces west) because I ran fishing line and it climbed that too, formed a big curtain.

    Bookmark   May 13, 2005 at 11:36AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
broneyes60(5 IL)

I planted morning glory seeds, they came up not very tall yet, but I planted them around a tree in four different sections, three of them DISAPEARED!! no sign of them at all! not dead no holes just gone. HELP WHERE DID THEY GO????

    Bookmark   June 20, 2005 at 12:40PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
mrs_emily(8 Louisiana)

Speaking of Morning Glories, I heard they actually bloom better in not-so-rich soil. Last year I planted mine at the base of a tree and they bloomed beautifully and spread quickly. Then I weeded, added mulch and babied them...now I get mostly leaves and fewer blooms. So how would I make the blooms come back?

    Bookmark   June 28, 2005 at 7:28PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
littlekinder(z8 DFW Tx)

There are wild morning glories and then there are the more refined, hybrid types. Wild will come back relentlessly. They seed everywhere. Have them in a container? Fuggedaboudit. They will come up everywhere - not necessarily a problem (not in my yard). Morning glories are tough. I'd be surprised if they care whether they are in a container or not.

I have had some hybrids reseed, some not. I can NEVER get the blues to come back. But purple and fuschia (sorry, don't know the exact names) repeat every year.

I'm in Texas so the weak definitely die off in the heat. In a more temperate climate they may all come back, I'll never know!!

    Bookmark   June 29, 2005 at 6:30PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
didep48_yahoo_com

I had planted morning glories out in front of my house about 3 years ago. Well appparently I planted too many as they were all over going up a gate I had there and a Light pole.

Well know I don't want them anymore. I have pulled them out last year. Now I still keep finding them coming up.

I have sprayed Round-Up around the area because I do have this area with a border. But they still keep coming up..

I do keep pulling the morning glories out and throwing them away but is there something that will get rid of them totally.

    Bookmark   August 17, 2006 at 8:32AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
annphllpsbrg_aol_com

when my morning glories dye off, do I cut them back or leave them alone so they will come back next year.

    Bookmark   August 18, 2006 at 12:35PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
bwunde_dealersresources_com

I planted morning glory seeds this year and they finally bloomed in August. They're beautiful, however, what do you suggest they climb on? I have some climbing up posts but some need something to climb on and I really don't want to buy any more trellises. How about fishing line or screening?

    Bookmark   September 7, 2006 at 12:53PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
jlkkeefe_comcast_net

I did not know that morning glories would come back year after year.

    Bookmark   September 11, 2006 at 2:13PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
tracey_nj6(6)

I use fishing line for my MG's. I have a trellis that's only about 4' and they definitely need more to climb on. I had DH put up a wooden strip with eyelets, attached to the brick, and strung the fishing line to give it a few more feet to climb on. Once they're as high as they can go, they do get top heavy, but the fishing line work great and has never snapped.

I've grown MG's both in containers and in the ground. Without a doubt, the ones in the ground grow much better. I have two yellows (Ipomoea ochracea) in a container on my deck, and they're quite pitiful. I doubt I'll even get a bloom before frost hits. I'm going to try my common pink MG's in a pot next year; they've been a faithful bloomer (in the ground) and it's not a heavy reseeder.

    Bookmark   September 16, 2006 at 11:22PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
liz62(6)

I planted my Morning Glories in March, it is now almost July and no blooms, how tall do they have to be to bloom? I hope my Heavenly Blue ones are ones that have come up. I mixed them up when I planted them, so I have no idea what color is going to bloom first. Is Morning Glory a July or August flower?

    Bookmark   June 29, 2011 at 12:38PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
carriew343

Lack of blooms is usually caused by too much watering. You get more growth but less flowers..Mine are blooming now but the ones I have in a container require more watering so not too many flowers.

    Bookmark   August 9, 2011 at 3:48PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
lsugardener

When can I plant morning glory seeds directly in the ground? I am near Baton Rouge. Thanks.

    Bookmark   May 25, 2012 at 12:56PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
msarro

Be careful! Some municipalities have ordinances against growing them because they're considered an invasive species. Doublecheck that you're ok to grow them before sowing those seeds!

    Bookmark   June 6, 2012 at 9:11AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Building House, Bermuda seeding question
Hi I am building a house in Tennessee and was planning...
luderiffic
`Pest Control for a newbie
Hi, I have a small patch of garden that has been pretty...
fleabernal1983
Dust & Insects in Seeds. Still OK to be planted?
Hi, i have a pack of wheatgrass from about a week ago....
rosche
Need help with white-spot in plants....
Hi, i'm new in gardening, and in need of help with...
rosche
gardening supplies for beginners
What basic supplies do I need for a vegetable garden? I...
JadeOpalIris
Sponsored Products
Atmosphere Duvet Cover
$109.99 | Dot & Bo
Serena & Lily Cooper Leather Stool
Serena & Lily
Remer by Nameeks 3198F Handheld Shower Head - REMER 3198F
$23.00 | Hayneedle
Lloyd Flanders Mandalay Wicker 22 x 48 Oval Coffee Table
$803.25 | LuxeDecor
Home Decorators Collection Bathroom Fremont 72 in. Double Vanity in White with
Home Depot
Chintaly Cilla Coffee Table - CTY640
$409.86 | Hayneedle
Alto Mini Offset Wall-Mount Sink
Signature Hardware
Cup of Joe Mugs - Set of 2
$19.99 | Dot & Bo
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™