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Moda127
Morristown, NJ
(Zone 6a)

August 7, 2012
2:46 PM

Post #9233332

This is a grey mist colored mg. Started by seed in late April. Growing like a champ. Not fertilizering. She just wont bloom. Im I just being to impatient?

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patootie
Jacksonville, AR
(Zone 7b)

August 7, 2012
8:59 PM

Post #9233743

Hi Moda, I think it should be blooming by now. Although I have some
taking that long too. I think I would fertilize with super bloom or maybe a 15-30-15, It can't hurt and might speed
up your blooms. Looks like its getting plenty of sunshine.

bluespiral

bluespiral

(Zone 7a)

August 8, 2012
12:14 PM

Post #9234450

Nice to see you here, Moda - coincidentally and some time ago, I bookmarked a thread you started in another forum that has been my bible for deer-resistant perennials - thank you.

Regarding morning glories, I agree with everything Patootie said - your plant looks well cared for, no evident stress. This is just to emphasize that Ipomoea nil vines vary so much with respect to how quickly or how slowly they flower from seed. I have seen the same thing in my garden - some just insist on taking their good ol' time flowering from seed.

Star of India is usually among the first to flower from seed in my garden, while certain vines with yellow cicada leaves - like a blue Kikyou and a Keiryu-like one in my garden - don't peak before September. Does your vine have 'gold' leaves as your camera shows? Those leaves look just like the Keiryu-like one in my garden.
nifty413
Garland, TX
(Zone 8a)

August 8, 2012
1:54 PM

Post #9234587

Like bluespiral hinted at—photoperiodism is often a significant factor for flower production. With the gradual increase in natural darkness as we head toward autumn, I think that should help trigger the blooming response (in addition to what patootie wrote!). :-)
Moda127
Morristown, NJ
(Zone 6a)

August 8, 2012
4:37 PM

Post #9234841

Thank you so much! I will be patient... and add a little super bloom.

bluespiral

bluespiral

(Zone 7a)

August 10, 2012
1:41 AM

Post #9236385

Moda - hope you keep us posted on how things turn out for you

Nick - thank you for giving such a succinct, on-topic definition of photoperiodism - I'm going to link this thread through your post to photoperiodism in the sticky.

To All - following is a hilarious (to me, at least) thread on photoperiodism, with some practical examples of how to exclude light in artificially-induced, successively shorter day-lengths of light exposure in order to force an MG to bloom - http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1062340/?hl=photoperiod
claregirl
Newtown, CT

August 22, 2012
11:27 AM

Post #9250102

Hi,
My MG looks exactly like yours. I also planted it in April, I fertalized it but mine won't bloom either. I'm so glad I have a trial subscription or I never would have seen this. Now I know to be patient like you, Moda.
Moda127
Morristown, NJ
(Zone 6a)

August 26, 2012
8:07 AM

Post #9254190

Hi Claregirl, Welcome - this site is so useful! I got maybe 3 flowers since this post, I added some bloom fertizer. The plant itself is still growing like a monster, just not flowering as it should. Still being patient ;)

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