Morning Glory seeds - Knowledgebase Question

e. taunton, Ma
Question by craw2
August 14, 2007
I grow morning glories by seed and love them. With my exsisting morning glories can I get seeds from them? If so, where on the plant and when?

Answer from NGA
August 14, 2007


Morning glories produce clusters of round seed pods suspended from their vines. When they are mature the pods turn papery brown and are brittle. The mature seeds are dark-brown to matte-black, wedge shaped, and sized between and 1/8" and 1/4" long; a few, such as Hawaiian Wood Rose, are slightly larger.

Seed collection is easy. To collect the seeds simply clasp the papery-brown pods with one hand and crumble the seeds into a cup held below with your other hand. Immature seeds will not come free. Dry the seeds for about a week on an open plate before packing them into an airtight container for storage. Allow for more drying time if the seeds are large and/or the weather is damp.

Or, you can simply allow your morning glory to drop the seeds on the ground; new plants will sprout in the garden bed next spring.


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