ipomoea andersonii

thistle(ontario 5b)April 3, 2006

I am desperately trying to nudge seeds of this vine into growth. I have germinated some succesfully and they now have two nice healthy seed leaves but this is as much as they have grown in the last month.Any suggestions as to how I can spur them on?

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They need heat and humidity to grow, so just wait - that's all you need to do.

    Bookmark   April 4, 2006 at 7:27AM
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UPDATE: I winter-sowed my seeds on Feb. 2 and they sprouted their first two leaves yesterday.

    Bookmark   April 7, 2006 at 2:01PM
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thistle(ontario 5b)

Update on mine,STILL only 2 leaves on each,but healthy looking! I hope they start to grow soon,I am looking forward to having these in my garden this year.

    Bookmark   April 7, 2006 at 8:11PM
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I've found that KELP can help growth of seedlings. Start with half strength of manufacturer recommended dose to check response of plant then gradually increase to standard dose.
Incidentally, my I. andersonii is 3 years old and hasn't flowered yet. I'm hoping to see some blooms this season.

    Bookmark   April 19, 2013 at 10:46AM
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I can see why there is interest in this species. The flowers are attractive and it makes a fat root. My other fat root / caudiciform morning glories took a couple of years before they made flowers.

    Bookmark   April 24, 2013 at 5:34PM
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