The Q&A Archives: Morning Glory Care

Question: I planted a Morning Glory this summer. I've never had one before and don't know what to do for it.
It's growing beautiful here in California. Do I cut it back for winter or just leave it alone? And is
there anything else I should be doing for each season, other then watering this wonderful plant. It
is climbing up on a roof of a storage shed (which was the whole idea) and in full bloom right at
this time.

Answer: The answer depends upon whether you're growing the annual or the perennial type of morning glory. Ipomoea acuminata is a perennial in your gardening region and produces bright blue flowers that fade to pink. Ipomoea alba produces white flowers sometimes banded with green. It, too, is a perennial. These plants will die back on their own at the end of the season and can be trimmed down to ground level. They will produce new vines next spring. Ipomoea tricolor is an annual morning glory. The vines will wither and die at the end of the season. You can save seeds if you're growing an annual and want a repeat performance next year.

Sounds like the plant is thriving which indicates you're providing all the necessary sunshine and moisture your morning glory requires. Enjoy!

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