Blue Dawn Flower Morning Glory
Once established, needs occasional watering; supplement in extreme heat.
We no longer grow this plant
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|Botanical Pronunciation||i-po-ME-a a-ku-mi-NA-ta|
|Average Size at Maturity||Fast growing to 25 ft. in one season.|
|Bloom Time||Summer until frost.|
|Design Ideas||Morning Glory is the fastest cover you will find and bears luscious flowers too. Treat as a vine to cloak wire or chain link fences in the blink of an eye. Allow to climb lattice and trellage, or shroud gateway arbors. Let it sprawl on the ground for a fast cover in a single season; especially good for reducing surface erosion on newly graded slopes while woody plants and other perennials fill in. Where winters are mild, this plant can completely shroud a small metal shed or outbuilding and transform it into a romantic vision popular among Victorian and cottage gardeners.|
|Flower Attribute||Long Bloom Season, Showy Flowers|
|Landscape Use||Espalier, Privacy Screen, Coastal Exposure|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||Fruit Tree & Vine|
|Special Feature||Easy Care, Gift Plant, Waterwise, Fast Growing|
|Watering Needs||Once established, needs occasional watering; supplement in extreme heat.|
|Companion Plants||Loropetalum (Loropetalum); Hydrangea (Hydrangea); Coneflower (Echinacea); Pink Jasmine (Jasminum); Shrub Rose (Rosa)|
Thrives in lean to loamy, well-drained soils. Water regularly during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system; deeply and less frequently, once established. Needs little fertilization or care. To control size, prune back annually to 3 ft. before new spring growth begins.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 9-11