Propagation Methods: From seed; direct sow after last frost From seed; germinate in a damp paper towel
Seed Collecting: Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed Collect seedhead/pod when flowers fade; allow to dry Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored
On Nov 27, 2005, OhioBreezy from Dundee, OH (Zone 5b) wrote:
Simply Stunning!!! The colors are terrific. The plant starts out "wimpy" but it takes off rather rampant after that. Blooms for me were 5-6 inches, not as large as some of the Japanese glories, but not small. Loaded with blooms and they just stand out!! Heavy re-seeder.
On Jul 28, 2005, QueenB from Shepherd, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:
This is one of the most beautiful morning glories I think I've ever seen, but one of the pickiest! The best flowers don't form until the vine has reached a certain point of maturity. The first several flowers I had on this vine were somewhat stunted and not very colorful, but it's now producing some very nice flowers, although most are split on one side at this point. I do agree that it would probably do better in partial shade, especially in the heat of the day, as the edges of the flower tend to burn.
On Jun 18, 2005, onalee from Brooksville, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:
This is a lovely, very unusual morning glory. About 'average' size (3" across) white flowers with purple dots. The foliage is variegated and very pretty, as well! I would suggest growing this in bright shade in Southern states rather than direct sun.
Mine that are in direct sun are getting burnt in the summer heat of Florida, and by 10 A.M. are wilted, despite soaker hoses watering them morning and night. I would say, if you have consistently high temps of 85F or higher for several hours every day, you should grow this in mostly shade out of direct sunlight.
I grew these from seed I got from Japan and I have had excellent germination results from all seeds I've planted that are from Japanese companies. (almost all are 100% germination!).
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
El Cajon, California Laguna West-lakeside, California Sebastian, Florida Spring Hill, Florida Boise City, Idaho Barbourville, Kentucky Dundee, Ohio Lincolnville, South Carolina Brazoria, Texas Freeport, Texas Jacksonville, Texas Shepherd, Texas