Grandpa Ott's Morning Glory (Ipomoea purpurea) named after John Ott, who lived on a 40-acre farm near St. Lucas, Iowa. Beautiful deep-bluish purple slightly ruffled blossom with a red star in its throat. Reliably self-seeds each year. Plants grow 15' or more if given support. I let mine scramble through the herbs, roses and dahlias in one of my beds. Annual. 50 seeds. Please note: Cannot ship to Arizona.
GROWING TIPS: After danger of last frost, scarify or soak the seeds prior to planting, but beyond that, don't fuss! In fact, the less you do the happier these seem to be. When I coddle them they won't grow for me but if I just stomp them in the ground they joyously burst forth! Plants grow 8-10' or more if given support and will cover a trellis or arbor handily. Don't fertilize this one - but they do prefer a neutral to sweet soil, so if horticultural lime is necessary, by all means. Did you know that morning glories are fairly accurate predictors of weather? They are wide open when the weather is fair and when they shut rain and foul weather are on the way.