While morning glory flowers are not as popular as some others, they have their time and place too. Many of today’s gardens have a modern charm to them. Morning glories are perfect for giving off a more old-fashioned charm. Think about a quaint cottage and the types of foliage that may be there.
The chances are that vines showed up somewhere in your imagination. Note that these plants require serious care. While they’re not brittle and weak plants, they do get out of control in a hurry.
The vines are known to be very aggressive, and this is the reason that many people train their morning glories. Should you have a fence, these vines can cover it very quickly.
What you may not know is that there are numerous varieties. This article covers the following seven:
- Cardinal Climber
- Blue morning glory
- Grandpa Ott
- Heavenly blue
- Morning glory
- Scarlett O’Hara
If you’ve ever heard anyone talking about the “Hummingbird Vine,” this is what they’re talking about. This flower boasts slender foliage that is finely divided. As amazing as that may look, the main event is the beautiful flowers that run along it.
These flowers have a radiant scarlet color with white centers. Whether they cover walls or fences, nothing can stop these flowers from looking amazing. Hummingbirds and butterflies love the nectar that they provide, so expect these creatures if you have cardinal climbers.
The plants bloom between early summer and early fall. Pests and diseases are all but a non-factor to these amazing plants.
Blue Morning Glory
This is one of the more popular morning glory varieties. Some people call this the Blue Dawn Flower. The leaves of these plants are like velvet, and the flowers are trumpet shaped. These flowers can get as wide as four inches.
If you’re not convinced that this plant is incredible, just consider that it has won several international flower awards.
One of the things that stand out the most about this plant is the fact that its leaves are heart shaped. It’s also known for being a Bavarian heirloom flower. Its flowers are trumpet shaped, and they boast an intense royal purple.
The petals open in the morning and display a red color, which is like that of a ruby. The throat of the flower is also star shaped, which yields an amazing visual.
The heart shaped leaves of the plants go a long way in complementing the beautiful petals. These plants are so beautiful that people use them as a reliable way of hiding unattractive fences. Of course, you don’t need a fence, as hanging baskets, containers, and groundcovers can work too.
As you can expect, butterflies and hummingbirds are very attracted to these flowers. Heavenly blue flowers are also noticeable for their size, since they can grow up to 10 feet tall.
The moonflower is one of the most beautiful white flowers that you can lay your eyes on. Along with its incredible look, it has a heavenly smell.
Most morning glory varieties show their beauty when they’re hit by the sun. The moonflower is more of a nocturnal plant. The moonflower petals open in the evening, as they display their immense beauty. Once dusk comes around, the petals are out in a matter of minutes after the buds open. You can see a pale green star in them when they open, and this is when the scent gets noticeable.
At dawn, the opposite happens. The petals roll up and close, as they await the next evening.
Morning Glory (Ipomoea Purpurea)
This is one of the more popular varieties in the pack. Some people call them “Tall Morning Glories.” When a plant can grow as tall as ten feet, you can imagine why.
These plants love to get the full brunt of the sun, and they display their beauty during the daytime. The foliage has a magnificent heart shape, which is purple-blue, and it has white throats.
As you’d expect, these flowers also attract hummingbirds and butterflies for pollination.
As you probably expected from the name, the flowers have an intense bright red color. This is complemented by their white throats. This color sits atop beautiful green leaves that have an emerald-like color. These leaves are also heart shaped, which means they create a beautiful aesthetic.
You never have to worry about replanting them because they self-seed with minimal effort. This is another variety that loves being exposed to full sun. Blooming can be expected from early summer to early fall.
Hummingbirds and butterflies are huge fans of the Scarlett O’Hara, which means that you can expect to see many of them. No pruning is required for these plants that can grow as tall as 10 feet.
Morning glories give many gardens an old-fashioned charm. They’re aggressive vines that create an amazing aesthetic once they aren’t allowed to run amok. Many people think of one specific kind of flower when they talk about morning glories. However, they come in numerous varieties.
This article explored seven of the most amazing varieties. These are the cardinal climber, the blue morning glory, the Grandpa Ott, the heavenly blue, the moonflower, the morning glory (ipomoea purpurea), and the Scarlett O’Hara.
Many of these flowers are known for their unique responses to the sun.