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Morning Glory: Ipomoea tricolor 'Mailbox Mix'

Botanical name: Ipomoea tricolor 'Mailbox Mix'

Common name: Morning Glory

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Photo credit: Renee's Garden
Morning Glory: Ipomoea tricolor 'Mailbox Mix'
Morning Glory: Ipomoea tricolor 'Mailbox Mix'
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Soil: dry, alkaline, sand
Zones: 8a thru 11a

poisonous, climber, butterfly attracting, bee attracting

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'Mailbox Mix' is a morning glory seed mixture from Renee's Garden, joining 'Heavenly Blue' and 'Pearly Gates' morning glories into one glorious combination. This heritage blend combines flowers of deep, rich blue and pearly white that open fresh each morning. Although each individual bloom lasts only one day, new flowers unfurl continuously and buds continue opening over a week in a vase. Seeds like these were carried across the prairies by pioneer families, transplanting a bit of home to far-flung homesteads. Traditionally, these old fashioned climbing vines with heart shaped leaves and glowing blossoms trumpets adorned fences or mailboxes. Grow beautiful living history! 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 bloom abundantly beginning in mid to late summer once days begin to shorten. - edited by dtd pbcouchman

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