Morning Glory problem. - Knowledgebase Question

San Anselmo, Ca
Question by gillianw
February 9, 2006
I have Morning Glory (Ipomoea acuminata)for years in my yard. It has traveled round the yard and has now almost disappeared from the wall that it was originally growing on. All that is left on the wall is some leaves in the top third of the wall, and below is a dead mass. I would love to have it back. Suggestions please? I could send you a picture of what's left on the wall if you have an email address.
I buy many wonderful Monrovia plants at the local nursery.
Thank you,
Gillian
415-456-2088


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Answer from NGA
February 9, 2006

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Ipomoea acuminata is hardy to 20-25? F. , has moderate water needs, is very fast growing and is quite disease resistant. If your garden did not receive a hard frost, you've watered regularly, and have not used weed killers in the vicinity of your plant, I'm stumped as to why it would die off. How about taking a sample of both the live and dead plant parts to your local Cooperative Extension office or Master Gardener Clinic, or even a well staffed nursery. Having an opportunity to examine the plant might provide some clues as to what is affecting it. Hope the plant is not completely lost!

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