Look around the city in the summer and you’ll probably notice Morning Glories climbing up a chain-link fence or a stoop railing. So needless to say, they grow well in the city. Grandpa Ott are a deep blue-purple Morning Glory that trellises well and makes for a beautiful rooftop wind block. Reseeds itself easily, meaning it will come back year after year.
Flowers open, ahem, in the morning and close up tight by noon. So rise early to enjoy them in all… their… glory!
- Date: Direct Sow April 1- May 1
- Planting Depth: 1/2 in.
- Special Instructions: Morning Glories can be finicky to germinate. To help them along, nick the outside of the seed with a knife and soak in lukewarm water the night before planting. This will help break down the hard shell that coats the seeds.
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- For Raised Beds: Space plants 12 in. apart. Do not plant near other crops, as Morning Glories can out-compete most other plant life.
- For Containers: Plant one plant in a container measuring at least 2 gallons. Needs at least 6 in. of soil depth to grow well.