Seed Exchange - One of two plants that inspired the creation of Seed Savers Exchange, this morning glory bears beautiful deep-purple flowers with red stars at their center. This self-sowing annual—given to SSE co-founder Diane Ott Whealy by her Grandpa Ott who lived on a 40-acre farm in St. Lucas, Iowa—can climb to 15 feet tall, if given a support to grow on.
One of two seeds that started it all for the founders of Seed Exchange
Self-seeding hardy annual plants grow vines of over 15 feet long
Deep purple flowers with red star in throat
Climbs trellises and support structures
Instructions - Instructions - Plant seeds outdoors after the last frost. Seeds can be slightly chipped and soaked in warm water for 24 hours before planting for better results. Prefers full sun and moist average soil.
Sow 1/2" Deep
Germination 5-21 days
Thin 4-6" apart
Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute seed vendors from time to time because of availability
Please note: The Arizona Department of Agriculture prohibits the sale of any plant in the genus of Ipomoea, which includes Morning Glory.