Young leaf - 30.3.2003
About 40 days old seedlings - 30.3.2003
I purchased seeds labeled "Flying Saucers" and had this variety grow instead. Six weeks after the seeds germinated the two vines were 30 feet each, heavily branched, and covered with thousands of buds. They get bright shade in the morning with afternoon sun, and the flowers last until 3 PM or later. I have 50 to 100 flowers open on any given day; several of my neighbors have asked me to save seed for them. Because I live in California zone ten, this plant should continue to bloom for me into December and perhaps beyond. This is an outstanding plant that I would recommend for anyone who has the space to accommodate a large free-blooming vine.
This has really been a surprise to have a soft blue with a pretty slightly darker blue star. I will grow this one again
my first blue star of this summer
I grew this in a container where it intertwined with heavenly blue and jasmine. during its short life, it provided exquisite icey blue flowers until it succumbed to aphids.
Blue Star with the petals semi-separated producing a scalloped 5 lobed form,which may represent a partial reversion to an older genotype before the separate petals fused
Morning Glory Blue Star
Photos shows a bloom and seed pods forming on the vine.
A cluster of blooms!
Close up of the different stages of the seed pods.
First time growing Blue Star
The blue is the most powdery shade in my vast garden.
my palest blue almost star shape 'flying saucer morning glory'..mike
there are toothed protrusions at regular intervals on the entire stem of this plant
We've been waiting for this for quite a while, growing in a container flower was 3.5" wide and almost as tall