Vines and Climbers forum: Hyacinth Beans & Morning Glory's

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Name: Anne
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Xeramtheum
Feb 9, 2014 4:21 PM CST
Has anyone ever grown Hyacinth Beans & Morning Glory's together? Do they play nice or do they constantly battle for dominance as in try to strangle one another.
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Name: Cinda
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gardengus
Feb 9, 2014 4:29 PM CST
I do grow both but have not tried them together . If I were to take a guess the bean is much more dense in vine and leaves , I think it might win for the fight for light.
It does sound like an interesting idea the flowers may complement each other very well.
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Name: Rita
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Newyorkrita
Feb 9, 2014 4:38 PM CST
Humm, interesting idea to grow them together. I am not sure if it would actually work either. I have grown both but separately.
Name: Anne
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Xeramtheum
Feb 9, 2014 8:27 PM CST
I've grown both too but never together. I think I'll give it a try.
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Name: woofie
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woofie
Feb 10, 2014 11:50 AM CST
I've only grown hyacinth beans once and they never bloomed for me. I think our growing season is just a bit too short for them. The vines did well, just no blooms. I did once try growing morning glories with Cobaea scandens (Cup and Saucer vine), but the Cobaeas choked out the MG's. Oddly enough, they worked fine with Cardinal Climbers.
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Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
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Newyorkrita
Feb 10, 2014 11:57 AM CST
Maybe the secret is to get plants with the same types of leaves? So Hyacinth Beans and Scarlett Runner beans. Morning Glories and Cardinal Climbers.
Name: woofie
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woofie
Feb 10, 2014 12:29 PM CST
I really want to try Cardinal Climber with Heavenly Blue MG's. Assuming I can get the darn HBs to grow for me. Grrrr, don't know why I have so much trouble with them. But the Cardinal Climbers worked well with both the morning glories and the Cup and Saucer vines. Looked really nice with the white Cup & Saucers.
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Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Feb 10, 2014 12:45 PM CST
Sounds like a good plan. Thumbs up

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