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Greensboro, AL

June 1, 2008
11:45 AM

Post #5034761

Good Morning, Jean-Jacques. I love the orange morning glory! Do you get to name it?

MG are sometimes considered invasive here, but they are not so much of a nuisance as the woody invasives - like wisteria. And no matter where they pop up they always have such a cheerful disposition!


Reunion (French)

June 1, 2008
1:08 PM

Post #5035023

Hi Gloria,
The orange one does not have any official name, so I named it Ipomoea coccinea 'Aurantia' as it is a mutant of Ipomoea coccinea.
Yes, MG are invasive indeed especially in tropical locations where they can become a real nuisance, I get entangled in vines while harvesting seeds in ravines and sometimes feel like a fly caught in a giant web!
Greensboro, AL

June 1, 2008
2:06 PM

Post #5035232

I envision you caught in a giant web of orange morning glories!

Aurantia! I wonder if it will ever be available in the US?


Reunion (French)

June 1, 2008
2:55 PM

Post #5035433

Kind of psychedelic vision!
It is available world wide thanks to
Greensboro, AL

June 1, 2008
3:10 PM

Post #5035500

I will check it out. I wouldn't mind some orange ones. Will they grow into trees?
Calvert City, KY
(Zone 7a)

June 1, 2008
3:11 PM

Post #5035506

Great article, JJ, and I love morning glories. I was lucky enough to receive some new seeds this spring, and can hardly wait for them to grow.
I too love your orange one, and will begin my search for it right now.
Merci, mon ami!

This message was edited Jun 1, 2008 10:52 AM


Reunion (French)

June 1, 2008
4:10 PM

Post #5035729

Hey Gloria,
This orange vine is an annual with small development, it would not grow bigger than one or two meters, here it starts growing in march-april, flowers in may-june-july and fruits in july-august-september and is gone by november. May june means winter here, with short days (less than 12 hours light). So I do not know how it will do in more temperate areas, like it may flower in shorter autumn days.
North of Atlanta, GA
(Zone 8a)

August 15, 2009
5:49 PM

Post #6949735

hmmm. I will test those orange for you... :) and let you know if it will grow in my region.

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