Vines and Climbers forum: Morning glory seed question

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Name: Ginger
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gingin
Jul 19, 2014 3:08 PM CST
I planted morning glories this year and have been collecting the seed pods. They all looked to be ready, but when I open them up some seeds are black while others are light tan. I'm used to black seeds...so my question is...are the tan seeds viable?? or should I just toss them??
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Name: Anne
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Xeramtheum
Jul 19, 2014 3:21 PM CST
Depends on what kind they are as to the color. Blue silk for example has light tan seeds. If they aren't shriveled up then they are ok.
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Name: Ginger
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gingin
Jul 19, 2014 3:33 PM CST
Thanks, Anne. What I planted was giant mixed colors...Ferry-Morse...that I got at Lowes. Don't remember any of the seeds being tan when I planted them. They look fine so nothing ventured, nothing gained Shrug! They will make (hopefully) or not.
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woofie
Jul 20, 2014 4:42 PM CST
If you planted mixed ones, you probably have some crosses, which may account for the different seed colors. Or not. Hilarious!
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Name: Joseph
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Gerris2
Jul 30, 2014 10:29 AM CST
Do you have photos of the flowers to share here? It would be helpful in figuring out the seed issue you identified, gingin.
Name: Ginger
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gingin
Jul 30, 2014 4:17 PM CST
Here's two. The colors range from pale blue and pink to deep blue to magenta and shades in between.



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Name: Joseph
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Gerris2
Jul 31, 2014 4:15 AM CST
Ronnie Roberto is the web site's Ipomoea purpurea person. I'll see if she can comment.

You can always test germinate a light color one for viability.
Name: Ginger
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gingin
Jul 31, 2014 3:01 PM CST
True....I'm collecting alot so what makes makes and what doesn't doesn't. Wish I could cover the dog run fence with them, but the hot wire doesn't like to play nice with vines....or me when I trim stuff around it and don't pay attention. I swear I've gotten zapped more often then the dogs Blinking Blinking
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luvsgrtdanes
Aug 1, 2014 2:38 PM CST
Ginger the small light blue one most likely produced the tan seeds. As long as they came from a fully ripe pod and are hard they will be good. I grew a light blue several times from tan seeds. Also a pure white one.
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Name: Ginger
Fountain, Florida (Zone 8b)
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gingin
Aug 1, 2014 2:55 PM CST
Thanks, Ronnie. The seeds are all together in the same pill bottle so next year I'll just plant them and see what I get nodding
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Name: Joseph
Delaware USA (Zone 7a)
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Gerris2
Aug 1, 2014 9:31 PM CST
I knew Ronnie would be able to help.

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