|Latin name:||Ipomoea purpurea|
|Delivery type:||Supplied as container plant|
|Guarantee:||6 months growth and flowering guarantee|
|Preferred location:||Sun, Half shadow|
|Leafs all year:||No|
|Flowering:||August - October|
|Growing Height:||150 - 200 cm|
|Planting distance:||40 - 50 cm|
Use a large flower pot or planter with holes in the base. Line a porous pot with plastic or use a pot liner. This prevents evaporation of the water so that the soil dries out less quickly. Cover the bottom with a layer of potsherds or hydrograins. Put fresh potting compost in the pot and plant the root ball of morning glory at the appropriate depth. Fill with compost and press firmly. Water immediately after planting. Place the flower pot or planter in a sheltered area with complete sunshine.
Morning Glory makes an exotic climbing plant
This fast-growing vine needs a climbing frame or some type of climbing support. Train the smooth stems of morning glory along the climbing support. Ipomoea purpurea also grows well in the ground. A great plant to decorate fences, walls and will look lovely over a pergola. When planted in the ground, this exotic climber can grow up to 3 metres high.
Water Morning Glory regularly to prevent the soil from drying out. Place a dish under the pot during hot, dry periods. Remove its faded flowers on a regular basis to promote a good growth. For an extra rich flowering, it is recommended to add plant food to the water during the summer on a regularly basis. Morning Glory is an annual plant and cannot be overwintered.
Morning Glory comes from South America and is also called 'day flower' due to the fact that its flowers stay open for only one day. Fortunately, there are so many flower buds on the plant that the climber overflows with flowers throughout the summer. The large leaves are very decorative.