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Ipomoea tricolor

 
Ipomoea tricolor
A typical example of the variety that self-seeds in our garden - a reader identified it as similar to 'Star of Yelta'

Common name morning glory
Family convolvulaceae
Life cycle annual
Flowers various colors (summer)
Size vine
Light sun
From seed Nick seeds, germinate with bottom heat
detailed seed-starting info below

We've had Heavenly Blue and its descendents in our garden for years now, but this is the first time trying a different cultivar. The former are a cultivar of I. tricolor, while Scarlet O'Hara is listed as I. nil. Depending on which web page you look at, Scarlet O'Hara may be red or purple, with or without a white throat - possibly because some of them were grown from self-collected seed (as we are doing now). I guess we'll just have to wait and see what actually develops.

We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed for 'Scarlet O'Hara' from '04 trade. Lightly sandpapered, baggy 75F (40%G, 6d). At 8d, nicked harder, after which the remaining seeds germinated in 4 days.
    June 4: direct-sowed 5 seeds of 'Split Personality', lightly knife-nicked; June 11: 3G


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