How many of us I wonder know the stories of the plants we grow? Despite the Oasis song, who knew for example that Morning Glory, the common name for over 1,000…
Merremia genus. There are about 70 species, they are climbing plants and can be herbaceous or woody. The leaves are entire, lobed or compound with up to 7 leaflets. The flowers are funnel-shaped and can be white, yellow or purple. They are Frost tender, min 7-10C and will prefer fertile, well drained soil and full light. You can propagate by seeds in the spring.
Grown for their flowers and fruits.
They are sun-loving vines for frost-free climates, they prefer fertile, moist but well-drained soil and will need protection from cold winds. You can propagate from seed sown in spring. Provide support. Thin out congested stems in spring.
Seed in spring.
Red spider mite may be a problem.
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