I received these seeds from Ron and it is just now blooming.
Janice - I LOVE the bloom pattern and color!! WOW! I am a sucker for those tiny blooms! What a cool looking little vine! I would absolutely love seeds from your vine. (Hint, hint ... Janice and Ron! lol)
I'll see what developes. Ron has first dibs but if we don't get a freeze, it will hopefully set plenty of seeds.
WOW!WOW!WOW! That is sensational! Certainly keep me on your list if you have any extra seeds-if they come. Really pretty and unusual. I'm definitely in danger!
wow those are cute and i love the color. i grew some coccineas this year but i didnt know there were others...
do share if you have plenty of seed :)) i will be interested in trading
If you have enough seed, I'd love to trade, too. Looks like a winner for hummers - and imagine it with the dark purple velvet of Salvia 'Purple Majesty' :)
Oooh...that's a beauty!! Love the 'star' and the lovely orange sorbet color!
Ron, you rock when it comes to this stuff. That is such a gorgeous color.
Wanted... wanted........Vill ha...vill ha...
Did your seeds come from Ron also? Can you post a pic when it blooms? The bud appears shorter and fatter than mine at that stage. Yep I had give up on it also but I had many growing in shade all summer and just moved them to the sun so I thought maybe I "tricked" them into a change of seasons. LOL
Mine just started and if I get seeds, it will be quite awhile before they are available.
Yes, mine came from Ron also. I thought maybe they wouldn't bloom, since I had them in full sun all summer. I'll be out tomorrow with the camera taking pictures and measurements. Are yours blooming in clusters? Mine look like they're 3-5 bloom clusters.
Yes they are in cluster but don't bloom simultaneously.
This was my first year growing Morning Glories. I'm confused: will Heavenly Blue and Moonflower be weedy here in N.Georgia? And if they ARE going to be all over the place, will they (esp. HB) at least come true from seed? I too am lusting after that peachy-star MG!
Here's a rare one...a salmon-coral Ipomoea hederifolia...
I got a grand total of 12 seeds collected from a small plant...gave out 9 seeds to be multiplied but none of the plants 'thrived'...many turning to a crisp in the seedling stage...one can only wonder...
I have exactly 3 seeds left...so,let's hope...
Wow. that's a nice one too. Do you know what happened that they didn't make it past the seedling stage. Were they place with different growers or all the same grower?
Fortunately, the above coccinea is setting seeds and if all goes well, I will have some to share. Hopefully we can get them growing country wide.
Jan - You asked
"Do you know what happened that they didn't make it past the seedling stage. Were they place with different growers or all the same grower?"
Placed with several different growers...but human error that is based upon misconceptions about MG's are difficult to dispel...except the hard way...
People strongly still 'like' to think of almost all MG's as 'weeds' and they insist on believing that a strain that has acclimated for at least several generations (and often many decades) growing prolifically in e.g. a warm moist area is going to do as well in a very hot dry climate...but, these environmentally pre-acclimated strains/species don't immediately grow like 'weeds' >especially during the (still) critical seedling stage...
so,unless an adequate life supporting environment can be provided to the seedlings to sustain(!) the changing acclimation/survival rate >they will variously turn to a crisp,'fail to thrive' or whatever other euphemisms are used to describe plants that have rapidly dropped dead and not from some 'mysterious disease'...
The synergistic combination of humidity chambers,bottom heat and overhead fluorescent lighting is a powerful set of germination tools that I am particularly partial to
although sprouting outdoors exposed to all of the natural elements and fluctuations is sometimes(!) more effective ...additionally all seedlings/very young plants transferred from a high humidity environment with fluorescent lighting to a very dry environment in sunlight must be done so gradually..
My experience is that MG seedlings are more likely to fail through some form of dehydration in general and/or during a critical transition stage than from any other cause....
So,> Keep the seedlings well hydrated...
Gradual acclimation to different environments is the correct technique for continued success...
Relatively simple concepts,relatively easily applied and produces powerful results...
Your available time and attention must be properly rationed/allocated and applied along with correct timing(!)...
Let's all Continue to Live and Learn...
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You know Jan ... I do find all the MG seeds that I have grown here in my area of Florida seem to have done very well. We do have a pretty high humidity here and lots of year round sunshine. :-)
Ron - Where did the I.coccinea var.aurantia seeds originate from?
True. I think a lot depends on your location as to what kind of care you give seedlings. In my area, added heat and humidity can be a death sentence to seedlings. Quickly causes "afungus amoungus", not to mention knats. I prefer to bottom water to keep the top of the soil try and give plenty of air circulation. Even with the a/c on, I have never had a problem with lack of humidity. When starting seeds indoors, during the winter, I do use plant grow lights. During thr warmer months, I often sow in flats and put on a table in the yard under a tree
Jan - Is your vine growing inside or outside? Just curious.
I do concur with you about the fungus issue here. Definitely an issue with the Florida humidity as I can attest to the problem with some of my MG vines, Plumeria, and Canna plants.
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It was started outside in a 4 in pot and was moved up to a 3 gal pot.
I would love to see how long of a vine yours has gotten to be. I grew Orange Noah and it never got that long. It is still alive, but doesn't seem to be growing much longer. It has set several seed pods, of which I have harvested seeds, but I don't think it will last much longer. But then again, I could be wrong and it may take off! LOL!
Jan - Could you post a closeup of the most mature seedpods...
I'm wondering if the seedpod pedicels are reflexing like in the photo here of
or are remaining erect like in the photos here of
Janice - Your vine is magnificent! I really love that it blooms profusely! Thanks for posting a photo of the entire vine! Very, very nice! :-)