Japanese Morning Glory - Black Holes

gerris2September 3, 2009

I grew this awesome vine from a seed mix I bought from an eBay vendor who seems to have stopped selling out of Japan. It has the darkest flowers I have ever seen on a morning glory flower. That is why I called it Black Holes after the astronomical black hole phenomena. The flower photographs with some blue in it, but in real life, it is darker than the pictures:

The leaf is a small "orthodox" shape, unvariegated but does have a dark edge.

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thistle(ontario 5b)

OOOHHH!!! I really love that M.G. How tall does it get? I am a Morning Glory fanatic with limited luck getting them to perform well.

    Bookmark   September 3, 2009 at 7:41PM
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Hi thistle,

It is first year I am growing it. It is not as vigorous as say Ipomoea purpurea vines. I keep my vines controlled by wrapping the leading end of the vine around the trellis. It seems happy to comply with my requests. LOL

    Bookmark   September 3, 2009 at 9:00PM
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Love those blues Joseph!! Fantastico!!

    Bookmark   September 3, 2009 at 10:20PM
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Electric! Wow, what color.

    Bookmark   September 4, 2009 at 3:08PM
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the leaf edge i like rimming around your black hole

    Bookmark   September 4, 2009 at 3:20PM
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That's a nice blue but what I really like is the foliage. I've never seen one with a dark edge like that.

    Bookmark   September 4, 2009 at 6:20PM
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rosepedal(Four seasons zone4/5)

I agree with Karyn the foliage is beautiful!

    Bookmark   September 4, 2009 at 8:50PM
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I had this vine growing in an 12 inch pot, and today I transplanted it, trellis and all, to a larger container. It was very rootbound. I hope it will start making more flowers now that it has more room in which to spread out its roots. I looked at it a few hours after being transplanted and it seems happy, leaves still turgid and flower buds still hanging on the vine. I was hoping the act of being repotted would not shock it.

    Bookmark   September 4, 2009 at 10:51PM
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Your Black Hole flower is pretty.

    Bookmark   September 6, 2009 at 5:10PM
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