protecting vine for winter ??

digs_in_dirtNovember 16, 2007

Hi all..I have a very vigorous vine with blue/purple flowers that I was told was some kind of morning glory. The flowers stay open most of the day. It's in full bloom right now. I started it from a cutting and now it's huge in this one season of growing. I need to know how to save it for next year? Should I cut it down and put straw over the roots or just leave it alone? I have had alot of compliments on how lovely it is and want to save it if possible. I wish I knew what the name of it was. Any ideas?

Thank you for the replies,

Deb

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ron_convolvulaceae

Hi Deb - It sounds like you may have Ipomoea indica >please check out the photo link I added to confirm if this is the plant that you have...

Ipomoea indica may be root hardy in your zone(?) and a nice application of mulch might be helpful and wouldn't hurt...

I would suggest rooting some cuttings to overwinter indoors in a sunny window just in case the roots don't survive...

Hope that helps...

Ron

Here is a link that might be useful: Ipomoea indica photo link

    Bookmark   November 20, 2007 at 6:49AM
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