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perennial morning glory


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grace09-Jul-07 11:05 AM EST 2b   
Michelle10-Jul-07 12:40 AM EST 5a   
Grace10-Jul-07 12:58 PM EST 2b   
susan 14-Jul-07 11:19 AM EST   
Grace15-Jul-07 07:34 PM EST 2b   
Janine17-Jul-07 02:21 PM EST   
Bea23-Jul-07 01:21 AM EST 3a   
Michelle01-Aug-07 02:43 AM EST 5a   
Teri Pettit31-Jul-10 02:41 PM EST 10   
Art Drysdale13-Aug-10 04:55 PM EST 8b   
Art Drysdale13-Aug-10 04:55 PM EST 8b   


Subject: perennial morning glory
From: grace
Zone: 2b
Date: 09-Jul-07 11:05 AM EST

We just spent some time in Surrey, BC and saw millions of gorgeous white morning glories. They were all over the place, much as we see dandilions and now daisies here in the ditches of NW Alberta.

What are they really called? My nephew says they are very invasive and I wouldn't appreciate them for long because they spread under the ground and will be evrywhere before long. On our acreage we have lots of areas they could have free rein to grow.

I wish I would've had tiime to dig up a clump to transplant here. I hope they will eventually come here because the little daisies made it here, too.

Do these "weeds" come in different colours, too, or are the coloured ones still different than the wild ones we saw?

Anyone from BC here to answer my ???????


Subject: RE: perennial morning glory
From: Michelle
Zone: 5a
Date: 10-Jul-07 12:40 AM EST

Hi Grace.. you DO NOT want perennial morning glory.. as pretty as it seems it is more than invasive, it is a noxious weed and will spread and choke out everything!! People here dread getting it and it is literally impossible to get rid of. There are many articles about this... it does only come in the one color.. white What you want is the ANNUAL morning glory.. not invasive , fast growing and comes in a variety of beautiful colors..my personal favorite is called Grandpa Ott it is a purple with a lighter sort of purple in it's throat. Gorgeous!!Please Please stick to the annual kind, the perennial one is right up there with the dreaded purple loosestrife.


Subject: RE: perennial morning glory
From: Grace
Zone: 2b
Date: 10-Jul-07 12:58 PM EST

Oh, Michelle, that is SOOOOO sad! I loved seeing it in BC, just as much as I loved the little daisies in the ditches of BC, particularly between Prince George and Smithers. Well, we have them now, too. It's also been considered a noxious weed, but I love it...better than dandiluions, with all it's fluff.

Is it in the same category as goutweed, It too, is very hard to get rid of, yet some people love it. I've actually seen it sold in a greenhouse.

Maybe some day the white morning glory will reach Alberta, like the little daisies did. In the meantime I will enjoy seeing it as we travel through BC.

Another thing I enjoyed in lower BC is all the blackberry bushes...they're growing wild everywhere, too, especially in the ditches. Wish we had them here, too.

I'll be looking for the annual morning glory. Thanks for your response!


Subject: RE: perennial morning glory
From: susan
Zone:
Date: 14-Jul-07 11:19 AM EST

Ladies while I agree the perrenial morning glory is gorgeous, the annual also comes back I have the multi coloured one and it returns every year. More invasive as it returns, even in my lawn and driveway crevices.


Subject: RE: perennial morning glory
From: Grace
Zone: 2b
Date: 15-Jul-07 07:34 PM EST

Hmmm...interesting! We're on an acreage. I have lots of areas it can grow freely. I'm still thinking about it...silly as it may seem.


Subject: RE: perennial morning glory
From: Janine (jjschuel@telusplanet.net)
Zone:
Date: 17-Jul-07 02:21 PM EST

Grace, if perrenial morning glory goes free on your acreage it will also be invading other people's acreages. Please do not introduce weeds - that's how we got dandelions and quackgrass.


Subject: RE: perennial morning glory
From: Bea
Zone: 3a
Date: 23-Jul-07 01:21 AM EST

We have perennial morning glory in central Alberta, but the flowers are pink. It's on a chain link fence with concrete on one side. As the years go by it is creeping farther down the fence and becomes quite thick and heavy by mid-summer.

Do you think this is the same plant as the white, and should I remove it before it really invades?

Thanks.


Subject: RE: perennial morning glory
From: Michelle
Zone: 5a
Date: 01-Aug-07 02:43 AM EST

Probably is the same thing, i think I speak for everybody when I say please do not grow this, you will live yourself to regret it even.. as for annual morning glory growing back I have never heard or experienced this, not to say its not true but have never heard of such a thing. Please just grow the annual one...Heavenly Blue is one of my favorites as well.


Subject: RE: perennial morning glory
From: Teri Pettit
Zone: 10
Date: 31-Jul-10 02:41 PM EST

Does anyone have advice on getting rid of this? It is pretty when it is blooming, but it is strangling our other plants, including lemon trees, orange trees and roses. (Actually we only let it get to blooming stage the first year; since then we've been trying to get rid of every shoot as soon as we see it, due to how it swamped the lemon trees last year and almost killed them.)

This is not the kind that propogates by seed, just by roots. We did not plant it, it invaded from a property across the street, by spreading its roots under the asphalt.

For the first year of the invasion it was only in the strip with the citrus trees, but now a year later it has spread its roots under the double-wide driveway and is coming up in the front lawn. The woody root system runs horizontally in a zone from about 4 inches to 16 inches below ground, with twisty clusters of soft white roots that look like ramen noodles coming up vertically from the woody ones. Even a tiny centimeter-long broken piece of dried up woody root is enough to start a whole new network as soon as it gets some water. (Think of how potatoes sprout eyes.)

We've tried using Roundup, but it only kills the leaves, not the roots. So far it is still only in the front, but we fear it making its way to the back where we have a hobby vineyard and strangling our grape vines. (We live in San Jose, CA, so it may not be quite as hardy in colder climes.)

The only success story I've heard is to dig up the entire area to two feet deep and sift through all the dirt with a sieve to remove every root fragment, but that isn't very practical if there is any plant you hope to save sharing the space. The morning glory roots are all intertwined with the citrus tree roots.

The flowers, by the way, are blueish purple.


Subject: RE: perennial morning glory
From: Art Drysdale
Zone: 8b
Date: 13-Aug-10 04:55 PM EST

I did make some comments on this problem in my article on this site dated August 8.


Subject: RE: perennial morning glory
From: Art Drysdale
Zone: 8b
Date: 13-Aug-10 04:55 PM EST

I did make some comments on this problem in my article on this site dated August 8.


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