Ipomoea tricolor ‘Crimson Rambler’ | ‘Mexican Morning Glory’, ‘Morning Glory’ | 25 seeds
‘Crimson Rambler’ is a nice variety of Ipomoea tricolor, a flowering annual vine of the Convolvulaceae family which is native to Central America. Commonly known as the ‘Mexican Morning Glory’ or ‘Morning Glory’, tricolor is widely naturalised around the world as of the present day and is grown mainly as an attractive ornamental. Growing to roughly four metres in height, the vine’s fabulous twisting leaves reach up to approximately seven centimetres long, while the trumpet-shaped leaves grow to roughly nine centimetres in diameter.
Requiring warm sun and rich, well-drained, soil, the plant’s gorgeous flowers and heart-shaped leaves brighten up any garden – particularly when trained to be a climbing plant. Many other lovely varieties of the species are available too, notably ‘Blue Star’, ‘Flying Saucers’, ‘Heavenly Blue’ (a winner of the UK’s Royal Horticultural Society’s Award of Garden Merit), ‘Pearly Gates’, ‘Summer Skies’ and ‘Wedding Bells’. Confusingly, tricolor is often sold mislabelled as Ipomoea violacea.
This species will grow well in USDA Hardiness Zones 3-11. To improve germination rates, soak the seed for roughly twelve hours in warm water and then sow in individual pots in early spring. Germination usually occurs between one to three if at 22°c. Ipomoea tricolor plants must be potted up immediately subsequent to germination, as they do not tolerate disturbance.
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