Major – Ipomæa “Morning Glory”
Half Hardy Annual
Climber, reaching a height of 6 to 10 feet; flowers
of various colours, July to September.
An annual bindweed
of rapid growth, bearing in profusion fragile
trumpet-shaped blossoms, white, rose, crimson,
light blue, lilac, selfs striped and speckled.
The flowers open at dusk, and in
sunny weather fade by ten o’clock the next
morning; on cloudy days they may remain open all
The seed should be sown about half
an inch deep about the middle of May, in a position
where the plants can climb freely.
It will cover
trellises or wire-netting, and will wind itself
up strings fixed vertically on a fence.
way of growing it in borders or the open ground
is to sow the seed in a circle about a yard in
When the plants appear, drive eight
or ten bean-sticks into the ground outside the
circle and lash them together at the top with
tar-string or wire.
Pea boughs may be used, failing
the sticks, but straight rods are much better
adapted to the winding habit of the plant.
See also : Morning
Glory and Bindweed