Bboy (and others), a question

dottyinduncan(z8b coastal BC)March 27, 2013

I read your response to the poster who wants to get rid of Salal and you mention using RU to get rid of Giant Morning Glory. I am curious about the morning glory seeds available and whether this type of MG becomes invasive. I already am battling bindweed (and a dozen other pests in the garden) and certainly don't want to add another. But I do love the big, blue flowers on MG.

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Ornamental morning glories are annuals and do not overwinter here. I have never seen (or heard) of anyone having issues with them becoming a nuisance. In fact, it is not often hot enough in the summer for them to bloom to their full capacity unless started quite early.

    Bookmark   March 27, 2013 at 1:45PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Embothrium(USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA)

Giant morning glory is the big, invasive weedy perennial with white flowers you may be referring to here as bindweed.

    Bookmark   March 28, 2013 at 2:54PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
dottyinduncan(z8b coastal BC)

Thanks bboy and Gardengal. That is what I thought but I wanted the confirmation from our resident experts. I might try some MG on a sheltered wall this summer.

    Bookmark   March 28, 2013 at 9:10PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Karchita(WA Z8)

I've had good success growing the gorgeous blue morning glory (Ipomoea tricolor) on a south facing trellis in years with normal spring temps. Depending on your site, they may not do so well in a really wet and cold year. It takes some deadheading to keep the blooms coming at maximum capacity all summer, but really worth the effort. It has self seeded for me, but just a little bit, and they are easy to recognize and pull.

    Bookmark   April 16, 2013 at 6:08PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Healthy old-fashioned roses in white and buff/copper?
I've got two particular spots where I'd like to install...
What seeds r u planting now this early warm spring?
My arugula is up fine but carrots havent germinated...
what to do here?
Thinking of planting native shrubs, salal, redtwig...
Re:Anyone growing citrus in PNW
Hi everyone, I have an indoor tangerine plant for 4-5...
2nd annual 'Shovel Prune' plant swap (Portland area)
Just wanted remind people to start thinking about,...
Sponsored Products
Jonathan Adler Parker Collection 15" High Bronze Wall Sconce
Lamps Plus
Lucinda Textured Leather Bench
Grandin Road
George Kovacs | 4 Light Pendant - P592
$320.00 | YLighting
Teak Towel Rack
Signature Hardware
Minimalist Dual Exposed Thermostatic Shower Valve Brass &Chrome Finish
Hudson Reed
Gray modern overstuffed four-seater sofa
Interior Define
Cubism Rectangular Bath Bar by George Kovacs
$260.00 | Lumens
Montreal Antique Brushed Nickel Two-Light Fluorescent Wall Mounted Bath Fixture
$132.00 | Bellacor
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™