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Not All Morning Glories Are Thugs; Some Are Very Friendly!

By luvsgrtdanes
September 4, 2016

Many gardeners hate morning glories, thinking they are invasive and can take over the garden, especially purpureas. They can be troublesome if not controlled, but it's easy to keep them from getting out of control.

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Name: Joseph
Delaware USA (Zone 7a)

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Gerris2
Sep 3, 2016 7:53 PM CST
Beautiful flower photos, too!
Name: Ronnie
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luvsgrtdanes
Sep 3, 2016 7:55 PM CST
Thank you Joseph, as you know it's quite the addiction!
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Name: Jane
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PAgirl63
Sep 4, 2016 9:11 AM CST
Beautiful flowers! I have Heavenly Blue morning glories and moonflowers growing together in a large pot on my front porch. I started both indoors early and transplanted out in mid-May. I just love them!
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Name: Linda
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quietyard
Sep 4, 2016 9:18 AM CST
Lovey dubby Beautiful
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Name: ZenMan
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ZenMan
Sep 4, 2016 9:31 AM CST
luvsgrtdanes said:... as you know it's quite the addiction!

Zinnias are my addiction. But I have considered morning glories. Our Heavenly Blues threatened to become a weed, but were easily controlled. I considered breeding them, but skipped it primarily because they lacked warm colors.

That why that orange one in your pictures interests me. What variety is/was that? Several species are involved in morning glories. Maybe even two genera (Ipomea/Convolvulus). So there might be chromosome number barriers to some crosses.

But I think it is too bad that morning glories don't have the same extended range of warm colors that zinnias have. Morning glories have plenty of cool colors, included a good assortment of blues, which zinnias unfortunately lack. Sighing!
I could be wrong, but I think that Arizona is the only state prohibiting morning glories. Bindweed is bad in some states, but you can't legislate a bad weed out of existence.

ZM

Name: Ronnie
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luvsgrtdanes
Sep 4, 2016 11:50 AM CST
@ZenmMan the orange/yellow flower is
Ipomoea obscura v. ethiopia.

There are also quite a few colors on the pastel lines, I will post some pics in a while. I just happen to like the blues the best!

Quite a few people, members here too, make their own crosses. I don't, but hope to one day. I let my purpureas cross naturally and have had quite a few nice suprises.

Would be more than happy to trade you for some of your lovely zinnias nodding
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Name: Christie
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cwhitt
Sep 4, 2016 1:36 PM CST
Love those blues! Been a while since I've grown Morning Glories, but I think I just might next summer -- especially if I can find some of those blues!
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Name: Ronnie
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luvsgrtdanes
Sep 4, 2016 4:10 PM CST
@ZenMan here are a few that I think could be considered on the pastel side.
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Name: ZenMan
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ZenMan
Sep 4, 2016 10:19 PM CST
luvsgrtdanes said:...here are a few that I think could be considered on the pastel side.

Those are some great looking and unusual pastel morning glories. Perhaps, with a little crossing of your own, you could add a few warm pastels like pale yellow, cream, vanilla, and pale orange. I think some Japanese morning glory breeders have approximated tan or brown colors.

ZM

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