Morning Glory, Grandpa Ott’s (Ipomoea purpurea), packet of 20 seeds
Family: Morning Glory (Convulvaceae)
Annual vine, 60 days to flowers.
Vigorous climbing vine bearing deep purple flowers with a red star. Grandpa Ott is significant not only because of the deep color of its flowers, but because of the very large leaves it produces. In spring, nick the seed and soak overnight, then sow on the east side. Sow the pre-soaked seed directly in the dirt in a place up against a building or trellis that receives morning light and shade in the afternoon. Morning glories appreciate bone meal or bat guano in the planting medium, but not nitrogen, which only encourages rampant leaf growth, not flowering. After the seedlings pop up (they look like hands held in prayer) then make sure you have a trellis available for them to climb on, and prepare yourself for ecstatic color come midsummer, all the way through to frost.
50 seeds/pkt., Open Pollinated, Untreated, NO GMO’s