Morning Glory

Vining w/flowers of various colors. Often favored by bees and other pollinators. Their deep flowers attract large Lepidoptera - especially the Sphingidae, such as the pink-spotted hawk moth (Agrius cingulata) - or even hummingbirds. Morning Glory's have spectacular, colorful flowers, and are often grown as ornamentals. As the name suggests, most morning glory flowers unfurl into full bloom in the early morning. The flowers usually start to fade a few hours before the corolla begins to display visible curling. They prefer full solar exposure throughout the day, and mesic soils. The sulfur in the morning glory's juice served to vulcanize the rubber, a process antedating Charles Goodyear's discovery by at least 3,000 years. In cultivation, most are treated as perennial plants in frost-free areas and as annual plants in colder climates. Because of their fast growth, twining habit, attractive flowers, some morning glories are excellent vines for creating summer shade on building walls.

Keywords (optional; may include species, genus, family, planting season, etc): Morning Glory
Is this seed certified organic?:
No, but no synthetic pesticides or fertilizers were used in producing it
No, and synthetic pesticides or fertilizers were used in producing it.
Available year round?:
No; see lister's profile for availability times
Listing created Apr 25, 2022

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