Morning glory is an annual vine, but it may reseed from year to year. Funnel-shaped flowers are produced from mid-summer into fall. Numerous cultivars are available as seeds.
Size and method of climbing:
This vine can climb to 10 feet high. It is a twining vine. Twining vines climb by twisting their stems or leaf stalks around a support. This type of vine grows well on trellises, arbors, wires, or chain-link fences.
Native geographic location and habitat:
This plant is native to Mexico and Central America.
The alternate leaves are heart-shaped.
Trumpet-shaped flowers in shades of blue, purple, red, and white bloom on this vine.
The fruit are dried capsules and not ornamentally important.
Grows best in full sun and moist, well-drained soils. It is easy to grow from seed. Seeds should be scarified (nicked slightly) and then soaked overnight before planting. Start seeds indoors about 4 to 6 weeks before the last frost. Transplant outside after the danger of frost has passed.
List of pests, diseases, and tolerances:
There are no common serious problems growing this vine.