Morning Glory Won't Bloom. - Knowledgebase Question

Name: barb
Hollidaysburg, PA
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Question by barbyte
September 6, 1998
I bought "Heavenly Blue" morning glories from Burpee for 1998. The vine is healthy and the leaves are big and beautiful...but NO BLOOMS. I have been waiting all summer for the lovely display I should have...only to be disappointed with NOTHING. What can I do? Why are there no flowers?

Answer from NGA
September 6, 1998
In my Pennsylvania garden the blooms don't really start in earnest until mid summer. These vines love sun and heat and do not need a terribly rich soil; overly rich soil promotes leaves and vine rather than blooms. At the same time, they do best with adequate moisture, so what I have found works best is to plant them in all day full sun in decent soil in a very warm, sunny and protected spot so that they get an early start. Then I keep an eye on the water. They always bloom until frost -- but only in the morning! They bloom until about noon or somewhat later on a cloudy day, so be sure you are looking for the blooms during those hours. Good luck with your morning glories!

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