On 18 May 2004 12:00:45 GMT, email@example.com (TOM KAN PA) opined:
Tom, I have a perennial morning glory. I could go out and find a piece and get
it going in a pot and mail it to you if you'd like. It comes up every year and
it blooms earlier and till frost. You do have to watch it and maintain it in
bounds, but it's not hard to do and it's lovely. It comes back every year, but
I'm not sure about winter hardiness. I can look it up if you are interested.
Okay, take a look at it here:
It is perennial here in USDA Zone 8b with some protection. Not much, but some
protection. It is a reliable bloomer and does so for the entire summer till
frost. Like I said, it must be looked after as it will climb along the ground
and put out stolen's and root in everywhere if you do not keep an eye on it. I
will go out this week sometime and see if I can find any starts and dig them
out, pot them up. However, we are into our deep heat now and it's not the ideal
time for this. I'll still try for you.
I don't have much problem with getting morning glories to germinate but
Moon flowers are a complete PITA. I planted about 25 seeds that I
harvested from last year's vines and so far only one sprouted. It is
kind of depressing. I soaked them and didn't soak them and tried all
kinds of different things. Even last year I was lucky to get two vines
going. I'm in Zone 5 Chicago BTW where the weather has been pretty warm
this year late April and May.
I remember planting morning glories for the first time. I was so disappointed
when they didn't grow. Next season my garden was half - filled with them!
One of the things I learned - patience!
"How did I ever get talked into this?"
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