Morning Glory - Grandpa Otts
This is a quick-growing dramatic climber featuring intense, violet-blue flowers marked with a vivid, ruby star. It is fast growing with a long flowering season. This half hardy annual reaches 300cm.
CAUTION: Harmful if eaten!
Sow indoors from March to April. A warm kitchen windowsill is all you need for starting these seeds. Sow, 0.5cm deep, in trays of compost. Water well and place in a warm position. A temperature of 15-20°C is ideal. Keep moist. Seedlings usually appear in 14-21 days. Transplant them, 5cm apart, to other trays when large enough to handle. Always hold by a leaf, never by the stem. Grow on in cooler, but not cold conditions. Gradually accustom young plants to outside conditions, before planting out, May-June, 30cm apart, into well-drained soil, when frosts are over. Plants can be grown up canes and netting, on a trellis, or through other plants. Flowers from June to October.