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will morning glories grow now?

Posted by elvie z9CA (My Page) on
Sun, Nov 14, 10 at 13:39

Hi ya all. I want something to cover a trellis during the winter, I know nasturiums will grow around here all winter, so they are a standby.
But I'd prefer heavenly blue mornig glories, I know they like warm weather but would they grow now I am asking on an off chance? Thanks!

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RE: will morning glories grow now?

In Berkeley Morning Glories will die as soon as the temps dip into the 30's. I think nasturtiums are a little more frost hardy.
Sorry, you better wait until spring!

Carla in Sac

RE: will morning glories grow now?

thanks Carla, I will wait.

RE: will morning glories grow now?

The big problem with morning glories is that they will reseed like crazy and take over -everything. Put them on the trellis, and you'll soon find them all over your roof, your neighbor's walls, and sending runners along the ground like kudzu.
If you start edible snow peas and vetch in early October when the nights get cool...just about when the powdery mildew starts in on your squash leaves.... they'll cover the trellis by late January, and you'll be getting fresh peas by late February. They are sort of frost resistant - I've had them fully recover after nighttime temps of 29 and 30.
Some varieties of peas have very lovely flowers, and if you plant vetch amongst it, you'll get a double whammy of pretty purple flowers. Also the legumes will be fixing nitrogen, replenishing your soil!

RE: will morning glories grow now?

Here is a website with several pea varieties with colored flowers.

Carla in Sac

Here is a link that might be useful: Peas

RE: will morning glories grow now?

  • Posted by hoovb z9 Southern CA (My Page) on
    Sun, Nov 21, 10 at 22:31

the neighbor's slope has a bunch of morning glory seedlings sprouting and growing now. I round-up them every year so they don't take over my yard.

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