Common morning glory is a well-loved annual vine that produces an abundance of colorful flowers from mid-summer into autumn. Numerous cultivars are available as seeds.
All common names:
Tree or Plant Type:
- Mixed border,
- Large plant (more than 24 inches)
- Full sun (6 hrs direct light daily)
- Moist, well-drained soil
Seasons of Interest:
- late summer,
- early fall
Flower Color & Fragrance:
Shape or Form:
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.
Full sun and moist, well-drained soils. 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.
Disease, pests, and problems
No common serious problems.
Native geographic location and habitat
Native to Mexico
The alternate leaves are heart-shaped.
Trumpet-shaped flowers in shades of blue, purple, red and white.
The fruit are dried capsules, not ornamentally important.