Dwarf morning glories not producing seeds

DanaNY(z6 Astoria, NY)February 27, 2005

I'm growing *dwarf* morning glories that only grow to about a foot tall, which are grown indoors under lights. They come in blue or mixed colors (Ensign Mix). I left the flowers on them after they faded to form a seed pod, but each time they would dry up and nothing happened - no swelling, no seed pods. I had a string of wiltered flowers on them and that's it. I thought MG's easily reseed? Is it different with the dwarf kind? If anyone here has grown this kind and had them form seed pods, would love to know how, thanks.

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grannymarsh(z4-5 U.P. MICH)

Flowers need to be pollinated in order to reproduce; make seeds. Usually the insects do this, so if they've spent their lives inside this wouldn't happen.

    Bookmark   March 1, 2005 at 8:35AM
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DanaNY(z6 Astoria, NY)

Hi GrannyMarsh, thanks for responding. I started to suspect I would have to hand pollinate them. My petunias have produced seeds on their own, but maybe that's because the pollen is close to the stamens. I'll try it on the next batch.

    Bookmark   March 1, 2005 at 5:22PM
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Some plants self-pollinate and some don't.

    Bookmark   March 5, 2005 at 2:48PM
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