Heirloom Morning Glory – Scarlett O’Hara
Scarlett O’Hara unfurls her true glory from midsummer until frost in daily displays of brilliant, scarlet trumpets with dainty white throats that offer welcome nectar to visiting hummingbirds. The rich green leaves make a lovely backdrop for the radiant color of the 4 inch fluted blooms. Enjoy the charm of these old-fashioned bright beauties twining up a trellis or arbor.
Seed Count: 55 – 60 / Weight: 2.75 gms
In late spring, once weather is warm and settled and nights stay above 50°, plant seeds in a sunny spot in ordinary garden soil 2 to 3 inches apart and 1/2 inch deep. Firm soil over seeds.
Sow indoors 4 or 5 weeks before last expected frost in individual pots of seed starting mix. Cover 1/2 inch deep and keep warm and moist. Provide a strong light source until seedlings are ready to plant outdoors. Transplant very carefully once nights stay above 50° and before seedlings get too crowded. Thin or transplant seedlings 6 to 8 inches apart; avoid disturbing roots as much as possible.
Erect well-anchored supports at least 8 feet tall at planting time; strong netting or a sturdy trellis serve well to hold these vigorous climbers. Morning glories will bloom hard in midsummer once days begin to shorten. Combine with climbing Moonlight nasturtiums or Purple Hyacinth beans for a striking show of iridescent beauty.
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