How to Get Morning Glory Seeds From the Plant

Overview

Morning Glorys are a wonderful, easy flower to grow almost anywhere in the United States. Normally grown as annuals, these prolific climbing vines reseed themselves so readily they can grow as perennials in some parts of the country. One of the most popular varieties is the Heavenly Blue morning glory (Ipomoea tricolor 'Heavenly Blue') which creates blue flower blooms. Variegated varieties are available too, as are purples, pinks and reds. Morning Glorys are a vine that can grow six feet or longer, and they'll climb just about anything you place near them. They like their roots moist and in very hot climates it helps to keep the soil and roots partially shaded. A unique feature of Morning Glory flowers is that they bloom and die in just one day, and each time a flower dies the plant produces a new seed pod.

Step 1

Take note of open flower blooms each day, because this is where the seed pods will develop afterwards.

Step 2

Allow the seed pods time to become brown and dry, then pluck them off of the plant.

Step 3

Collect seeds from prolific blooming vines by going out once a week and holding a container under a portion of the vine. Gently shake the plant so that all loose and ready seeds fall into the container.

Things You'll Need

  • Flowering Morning Glory vines

References

  • Fine Gardening: Morning Glories and Moonflowers
  • Cultivating Morning Glory Seeds
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