Morning glory is a classical favorite for gardeners. This easy-to-grow flowering vine produces captivating, trumpet-shaped, flowers. The Scarlet O’hara variety is a cultivar of Ipomoea Nil, or Japanese Morning Glory. As the name indicates, this type has solid deep red flowers. Use these climbers to decorate a mailbox, trellis or chainlink fence. Combine them with other morning glory varieties for a rainbow effect or grow them solo if you prefer a more uniform look.
Growing Information: While some instructions recommend soaking the seeds, this is not necessary. Simply plant the seeds 1/4”deep, preferably in a fertile, sandy soil. Be sure to keep the soil from drying out. Plants may be started indoors in pots, but it is easier to sow directly outside. This can be done in the fall or spring. The plants should easily reseed themselves after the first year. For perfect blooms, make sure the plants are in full sun. They must also have something to climb. Fertilization is not necessary if the soil is fertile to start with.