Common morning glory "Scarlet O'Hara" (Ipomea purpurea) is an extremely attractive and quickly growing annual creeper with curling stems that may grow even 3 m long. The plant climbs upon the supports and wraps its runners and stems around them. Large, heart-shaped leaves covered with soft hairs that build a thick, green cover and large (3-6 cm in diameter), trumpet-shaped, scarlet-red flowers with white centres constitute the main attraction of the plant. Flowers appear in the leaf corners on long pedicels, 2 - 4 on each. They develop in June and bloom until autumn. Their main characteristics is that they only open at mornings, evenings and on cloudy days. The morning glory is perfect for covering gazebos, walls, pergolas, grates, fences and balcony railings.
Seeds of the "Scarlet O'Hara" purple morning glory are sown directly on to the field in April and May. Place the seeds in the ground 0.5 cm deep in 30 x 20 cm spacings. These plants require plenty of sunlight and a fertile, permeable, moderately moist soil. They have high nutritional requirements, therefore we recommend to nourish them with compost or special fertilizers for flowering plants. A package contains 2 g of "Scarlet O'Hara" common morning glory seeds, as well as the sow-by date and growing instructions.
- Weight: 2 g
- Height: up to 3 m long
- Use: Ornamental - as covering
- Flowering period: June - autumn
- Growth form: creeper
- Flower colour: scarlet
- Vegetation form: annual
- Foliage: large, heart-shaped leaves with short hairs
- Flower type: Trumpet-shaped
- Site: sunny; fertile, permeable, moderately moist soil