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Morning Glory: Ipomoea tricolor 'Dawn Star'

Botanical name: Ipomoea tricolor 'Dawn Star'

Common name: Morning Glory

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Morning Glory: Ipomoea tricolor 'Dawn Star'
Morning Glory: Ipomoea tricolor 'Dawn Star'
Morning Glory: Ipomoea tricolor 'Dawn Star'
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Soil: damp, alkaline, clay
Zones: 8a thru 11a

poisonous, climber, butterfly attracting, hummingbird attracting, bee attracting

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Heirloom 'Dawn Star' is an enchanting morning glory whose trumpet flowers are a pearly baby blue overlaid with rich purple-starred throats. This luminous pastel bi-color opens many new, 4 inch flared blossoms every morning starting from mid-summer. The strong twining vines have heart-shaped leaves and are vigorous growers, climbing easily up any gate, fence or trellis. Heat-loving 'Dawn Star' is easy to grow and offers a summer of bloom that lights up the garden. 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. Plant with sister variety 'Glacier Star' for a bevy of beautiful summer flowering vines. - edited by dtd pbcouchman

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