- Season: Annual
- USDA Zones: 3 - 10
- Height: 120 inches
- Bloom Season: Summer through fall
- Bloom Color: Light blue
- Environment: Full sun to partial shade
- Soil Type: Poor quality, pH 6.1 - 7.8
- Temperature: 70F
- Average Germ Time: 7 - 21 days
- Light Required: No
- Depth: 1/4 inch
- Sowing Rate: 6 - 8 seeds per foot
- Moisture: Keep seed moist until germination
- Plant Spacing: Thin to 12 inches
- Care & Maintenance: See: Morning Glory
Morning Glory (Ipomoea Tricolor Ismay) - Morning Glory Ismay has light blue flowers, 3 - 4 inches across, marked with a deep blue star. The large, showy flowers will often attract hummingbirds. This Ipomoea Tricolor has heart-shaped leaves and it makes a wonderful climbing vine. Morning Glory uses are unlimited as they can climb almost any structure or even evergreen shrubs and trees. Ipomoea Ismay is simple to establish from Morning Glory seeds, and it is considered to be an annual plant, but it readily self-sows and re-seeds itself the following spring from its own flower seed.
Growing Morning Glory from seed is easy. Because Morning Glory seeds have a hard coat, nicking the seed coat with a knife tip or rubbing seeds with a piece of sandpaper will improve germination. After nicking the flower seeds, place them in a bowl and soak overnight in warm water.
Morning Glory seed can be planted directly outdoors in any reasonably good garden soil that receives at least six hours of bright light during the day. Sow Ipomoea Morning Glory Seeds after all danger of frost has passed, 6 - 8 seeds per foot. Thin to 12 inches apart. To get a jump start in the spring, the flower seed can be planted indoors in a container. Transplant the Morning Glory seedlings outdoors when they have 2 - 3 leaves.