Vines and Climbers forum: Any of you growing Japanese morning glory indoors over the winter?

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Name: Joseph
Delaware USA (Zone 7a)

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Gerris2
Mar 5, 2013 11:44 AM CST
I scarcely notice winter now that I've been growing my Japanese morning glories under lights in the house. Have any of you tried growing them indoors over the winter?

Joseph

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Name: Anne
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Xeramtheum
Mar 5, 2013 12:23 PM CST
I used to when I had more room in the greenhouse .. had to quit because they'd be wrapping themselves around everything but what they were suppose to be wrapping themselves around. I haven't tried inside my house yet but am planning to when I start growing out the Stictocardia seeds since they bloom in late winter - I was finally able to get some S campanulata which is a pollinator for the S beraviensis.

What do your house MG's climb on?
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Name: Joseph
Delaware USA (Zone 7a)

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Gerris2
Mar 6, 2013 9:49 AM CST
I'm growing mine on circular trellis supports. You can find them at gardeners.com out eBay seller azuremore sometimes carries the ones popularly used in Japan.


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Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
Mar 6, 2013 3:54 PM CST
I didn't have any luck this time with my JMGs indoors, although a couple of years ago they tried to take over the back porch (I'm still trying to get all the debris out of the windows! ) Lovely photos. Smiling And I like your signature line! Hilarious! My neighbors just do NOT understand that the morning glories I grow are not bindweed!
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Name: Joseph
Delaware USA (Zone 7a)

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Gerris2
Mar 6, 2013 10:51 PM CST
Thanks, woofie. I had forgotten I put that sentence there hahahahahahaha. It's true however. Your neighbors have not seen your beautiful Ipomoea nil flowers have they?

This one is quite invasive even though it has beautiful double flowers. It should only be grown in a container which sits in a concrete slab with no access to the soil. It is the double form of Calystegia pubescens. I can't wait to see it flower up out of the container in July.

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Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
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Xeramtheum
Mar 7, 2013 8:41 AM CST
That is beautiful! If you get some seeds out of it I'd love to trade!
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Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
Mar 7, 2013 10:55 AM CST
Oh, my! How lovely! I'd risk it being invasive! Although, not much is invasive here, except the thistles. Sigh. And the cheat grass. Sigh again.

Oh, my silly neighbors have seen my pretty flowers.....and they still say "Don't let them near my place!" If they knew the hoops I have to jump through to get those things to grow........ Of course, the I. purpureas will drop seeds everywhere, and I do get a few volunteers, but that's only because I don't have the heart to yank them out.
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Name: Joseph
Delaware USA (Zone 7a)

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Gerris2
Mar 7, 2013 6:17 PM CST
X, it is totally sterile, but makes roots like crazy. Woofie that's too bad you have neighbors with that attitude. Let them be happy with their marigolds.

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Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
Mar 7, 2013 6:53 PM CST
Yum, nice variegated foliage, too! Ha, my neighbors don't like my dogs or our goats either, so the heck with 'em! But they're nice neighbors, otherwise. Hilarious!
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Name: Anne
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Xeramtheum
Mar 7, 2013 6:55 PM CST
It might just want another Calystegia species.
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Name: Joseph
Delaware USA (Zone 7a)

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Gerris2
Mar 9, 2013 10:17 AM CST
The flower in that Calystegia pubescens is completely sterile. Its reproductive structures mutated to make the multiple petals in the flowers.

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Name: Anne
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Xeramtheum
Mar 9, 2013 10:50 AM CST
Ahhh .. that's what happens to a lot of the Messenger Double Blue Picotee X Mini-Bar Rose deformities when they go weird. Keep checking though because occasionally they will produce viable pollen producing stamens.

I'm growing out more seeds of the DBP X MBR F2 thru F4 this year - I'm going to try and see if I can get a stable version of my avatar .. I'm also growing out some Red Kikyo/Red Picotee singles and cross with DBP X MBR since the 2007 F3 seems to put out only doubles - Keeping my fingers crossed that the 2011 F3's are still doubling. Hopefully I can get the Red to double too more consistently.

An aside .. if you were following the Messenger MG Saga on Daves, the F4's started reverting to singles and the F5 are pure singles now with a color that's a light blending of the two flowers. No picotee at all.
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Name: Joseph
Delaware USA (Zone 7a)

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Gerris2
Mar 9, 2013 11:05 AM CST
I'm afraid I have no connection with that web site anymore and I would not wish to discuss further.

It is a fascinating project you have going. I look forward to seeing your results.
Name: Joseph
Delaware USA (Zone 7a)

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Gerris2
Mar 22, 2013 8:27 PM CST
Here's another view of the last one. It flowered many weeks indoors and still making flowers.


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Name: Natalie
North Central Idaho (Zone 7a)
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Natalie
Apr 4, 2013 12:58 PM CST
We recently bought a house in Idaho, with 12 1/2 acres. We're moving from Utah in stages. I grew MG along about 80 feet of fence in UT, to block out my neighbor who wouldn't stay out of my business, and it was gorgeous. I have no close neighbors here in Idaho, but I'm not willing to give up MG! It's one of my favorite plants! I'm bringing all of my trellis with me to have something to grow it on, but just had a thought. We have a very steep hillside, and I have flung wildflower seeds all over the place. No idea if they will grow, since I can't exactly water them. I love the idea of growing MG inside, but was thinking that maybe I should plant some on the hillside too. I can imagine that it would be stunning!

This probably isn't the right place to post my question, but if I plant the seeds at the top of the hill, will they grow down the hill? It wouldn't exactly be like a hanging plant, since it's not a cliff, but if I have to plant them at the bottom of the hill so that they will grow up the hill, it won't work. I can't easily get down there to water, and there are lots of ticks as I found out yesterday when spreading the wildflower seeds. So, I'd prefer to not have to venture back down the hill unless I'm running from a fire!

Any suggestions would be appreciated!
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Name: Anne
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Xeramtheum
Apr 4, 2013 1:30 PM CST
You'd have better luck planting them at the base of the hill .. plants grow toward the sun .. it's called Phototropism and is stimulated by chemicals in the plants called auxins and the roots grow down, that's called Geotropism or Gravitropism which is a response to gravity. Growth below ground is called positive geotropism and growth above the ground is negative geotropism. Photo/Geotropism is very interesting and worth looking into a bit more.
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Name: Natalie
North Central Idaho (Zone 7a)
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Natalie
Apr 4, 2013 1:41 PM CST
Thanks for the reply. I'm sure that they would grow better at the bottom of the hill, but I'm wondering if they will actually grow down the hill, since they are vines. I understand the science behind it all, but they would have brush to grab and wrap around. It's just pretty much impossible to water them down there. It really is a very steep hill, and I'm not a mountain goat. Hilarious!
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Name: Joseph
Delaware USA (Zone 7a)

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Gerris2
Apr 4, 2013 2:10 PM CST
I feel the charm and beauty of the morning glory would be best appreciated if you grow the plant on a trellis rather than letting it ramble along the ground.

What morning glories were good to grow in Utah?


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Name: Natalie
North Central Idaho (Zone 7a)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Hummingbirder Frogs and Toads Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Native Plants and Wildflowers
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Natalie
Apr 4, 2013 2:29 PM CST
I grew a bunch of different ones, but nothing too fancy. I did buy some more expensive seed, but didn't have much luck with them, thanks to my bad timing on planting the seed, and on the super hot summer.
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Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
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Xeramtheum
Apr 4, 2013 2:34 PM CST
May be wrong, but I doubt any vine would grow down a hill.
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