Morning glories are old fashioned favorites, easy care, self sufficient vines that produce a profusion of bright flowers. Fresh flowers open every day(in the morning, of course!) and their colors are brilliant. These great plants are wonderful additions to any garden landscape. Most people will know them as single blooms, round discs of color, often marked/striped in a contrasting color, radiating out from the centers. These are VERY RARE selections which bloom from now(summer) until frost. They are easy care, needing only regular watering and a reasonably fertile soil. Blossoms in these two color selections (a double pink and a double red) are continuous and new ones open each morning. The vines can grow to 8 ft + but you can also trim back any excessively long growth to restrict size. You can also grow them in containers! that way, you can move your display around to where you like and can show them off to best advantage! They individual lowers are double, having more petals, so give a fuller appearance to the individual bloom. They somewhat resemble carnations, or perhaps double camellias, or even double begonias. Vines are vigorous and strong easy growers. If trained to stakes, they provide that vertical element of color for a VERY LONG TIME!
‘Split Second’ is the double pink
‘Sunrise Serenade’ is the double red
Attractive foliage is a nice foil and backround for the showy blooms! It is medium to dark green and somewhat arrow shaped.
Morning glories are long time favorites grown in Japan, and there are many selections. It seems a lot of trouble to go though to plant each year(these types are annuals) when you begin the planting process and seed germination, but all those efforts are quickly forgotten when you have the profuse display of blooms for such a long time later when the plants begin blossoming..
Easy care, regular watering and feeding (especially if in containers) but carefree if planted in the ground in a sunny location.
These doubles are very rare and considered heirloom/antique varieties, not at all commonly available, come in to see them at the nursery and sample a bit of nostalgic gardening history!