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|Did you know? The lovely Blue Dawn Flower (Ipomoea indica), also known as Ipomea learii, a South American perennial morning glory may produce 60,000 flowers at the rate of 300 per day.|
The Morning-Glory, in the family Convolvulaceae, contains at least 50 genera and more than 1000 species. Morning-Glory flowers are one of the best flowers to decorate our fences and walls.
As the name goes, morning glory flowers are vines, which are saucer-shaped, opening at morning time.
Species of morning glories are native of tropical America. Morning Glories are also present in Asia although they also grow in subtropical and temperate regions.
Morning glory is the common name for a number of species of flowering plants in the family the Convolvulaceae, belonging to the following genera: Calystegia, Convolvulus, Ipomoea, Merremia and Rivea.
Morning glories belong to a different genera with slightly different floral, fruit and leaf characteristics but all Morning Glories produce typical funnel-shaped blossoms in white, red, blue, purple and yellow.
The Morning Glory flowers often show marks where the corolla is neatly folded or rolled up in the bud. The Morning glory flowers start to fade 2 hours before the petals start showing a visible curling.
Morning Glories prefer a full sun throughout the day. Morning Glory flowers can be as much as 8 inches across although most are around 4 inches.
Before sowing the seed, nick the morning glory seed with a file to help it absorb water and germinate more quickly, or soak overnight in tepid water to soften their coats.
|The Moonflower (Ipomea alba) is a popular fragrant variety of morning glories which opens in the evening with a sweet fragrance and lasts through the night until touched by the morning sun. The Moon flower is really the best choice for anyone who loves evening gardening.|