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Morning Glory: Ipomoea tricolor 'Glacier Star'

Botanical name: Ipomoea tricolor 'Glacier Star'

Common name: morning glory

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Photo credit: Renee's Garden
Morning Glory: Ipomoea tricolor 'Glacier Star'
Morning Glory: Ipomoea tricolor 'Glacier Star'
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Renee's Garden

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Soil: dry, alkaline, clay
Sun:
  
Zones: 8a thru 11a
Care:
easy
Lifespan:
annual
Category:   
Attributes:

poisonous, climber, butterfly attracting, bee attracting

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description for "Morning Glory: Ipomoea tricolor 'Glacier Star'"

Free-flowering ‘Glacier Star’ morning glory is a reselected, antique cultivar whose dazzling blossoms are translucent baby blue overlaid with dark cerulean blue starred throats. This enchanting blue bicolor opens new flared 4 inch trumpet flowers each morning starting from midsummer. ‘Glacier Star’ has strong and sturdy vines of heart-shaped leaves twine effortlessly to cloak a gate, fence or trellis where they unfurl their skirts of beautiful blooms, creating a tranquil and old-fashioned ambiance. Morning glory seeds have a very hard outer shell. To improve and significantly hasten their germination rate, it is worth the extra effort to use a nail clipper and nick each one just enough to break the seed shell so soil moisture can enter more easily. Alternatively, you can rough these hard-skinned seeds with a file. At planting time, erect well-anchored supports at least 8 feet tall. Morning glories will bloom hard until the sun is strong each day; longer on cloudy days. Combine with climbing ‘Moonlight’ nasturtiums or purple hyacinth beans for a striking show of iridescent beauty. – edited by dtd pbcouchman

History:

Ipomoea tricolor is native to Mexico and Central America.

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