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Bboy (and others), a question

Posted by dottyinduncan z8b coastal BC (My Page) on
Wed, Mar 27, 13 at 12:52

I read your response to the poster who wants to get rid of Salal and you mention using RU to get rid of Giant Morning Glory. I am curious about the morning glory seeds available and whether this type of MG becomes invasive. I already am battling bindweed (and a dozen other pests in the garden) and certainly don't want to add another. But I do love the big, blue flowers on MG.

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RE: Bboy (and others), a question

Ornamental morning glories are annuals and do not overwinter here. I have never seen (or heard) of anyone having issues with them becoming a nuisance. In fact, it is not often hot enough in the summer for them to bloom to their full capacity unless started quite early.

RE: Bboy (and others), a question

  • Posted by bboy USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA (My Page) on
    Thu, Mar 28, 13 at 14:54

Giant morning glory is the big, invasive weedy perennial with white flowers you may be referring to here as bindweed.

RE: Bboy (and others), a question

Thanks bboy and Gardengal. That is what I thought but I wanted the confirmation from our resident experts. I might try some MG on a sheltered wall this summer.

RE: Bboy (and others), a question

I've had good success growing the gorgeous blue morning glory (Ipomoea tricolor) on a south facing trellis in years with normal spring temps. Depending on your site, they may not do so well in a really wet and cold year. It takes some deadheading to keep the blooms coming at maximum capacity all summer, but really worth the effort. It has self seeded for me, but just a little bit, and they are easy to recognize and pull.

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