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Morning Glory 'Flying Saucers'

Ipomoea tricolor, Ipomoea rubrocaerulea

Half-hardy Annual

A free-flowering vigorous climber for quickly covering trelliswork, obelisks and fences. In summer, an abundance of exquisite white blooms with blue-mauve streaks are produced, their antique appearance giving an air of yesteryear. Climbs to 180-240cm (6-8ft).

Ideal For:
patio, greenhouse, conservatory, walls and fences, ground cover, exotic garden
Flowering Period:
July, August, September
Sowing Months:
March, April
Position:
full sun
    • 1 packet (35 morning glory seeds)

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    • Despatch: Within 1 days
    • £0.99
Sow March to April. Soak seeds overnight in tepid water before sowing. Sow at 20-25C (68-77F) on the surface of a free draining, damp seed compost. Cover with a layer of compost, 6mm (1/8 inch) deep. Place in a propagator or seal container in a polythene bag until after germination which takes 10-21 days. Do not exclude light as this helps germination.

Transplant when large enough to handle into 13cm (5 inch) pots. Grow on in cooler, well lit conditions for 10-15 days before planting out after all risk of frost, 30cm (12 inches) apart. For pot plants, plant into loam-based soil in 20cm (8 inch) pots. Grow on with plenty of light, but shade from direct sun. Remove spent flowers regularly.

Transplant when large enough to handle into 13cm (5in) pots. Grow on in cooler, well lit conditions for 10-15 days before planting out after all risk of frost, 30cm (12in) apart. For pot plants, plant into loam-based soil in 20cm (8in) pots. Grow on with plenty of light, but shade from direct sun. Remove spent flowers regularly.

Prefers a sunny, sheltered, warm site. Flowers mid summer to autumn.

Caution: toxic if eaten.
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