Wordless Wednesday: November 14, 2012

In May, I took two small cuttings from a wild morning glory vine and planted them in my yard.  Look at the incredible growth in 6 months!

Ipomaea Cairica, 11/14/2012

Ipomaea Cairica Close-up, 11/14/2012

Two trellises are fully covered!

Ipomaea Cairica is dubbed "Mile a Minute Vine" :)

It’s easy to see why this morning glory is dubbed “Mile a Minute Vine” 🙂

Ipomaea Cairica, Back Trellis, 11/14/2012

Until next time…..

🙂 🙂

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23 thoughts on “Wordless Wednesday: November 14, 2012

  1. I love morning glory, we have a blue one here that’s an annual. But . . . they are very close to the invasive bindweed that can take over a garden and strangle every other plant!

  2. Morning Glory is an annual here; I’ve been warned that it can be invasive, self seeding all over the place. Personally, I’ve never had much success with it. Yours is certainly stunning! Thanks!

    • I think anywhere north of zone 8, morning glories can’t get too invasive, though. The growing season was short when I lived in MA. so they never became a nuisance in my gardens there, where like yours, they functioned as annuals.
      I was so struck by the color and size of this variety’s flowers I HAD to take a few home. 😉

  3. our morning glory has a very deep purple flower & is a terrible weed, that is almost impossible to get rid of & strangles all other plants!

    • In Australia this species has REALLY taken over. I saw several pictures (online) of entire buildings shrouded by this plant’s insanely quick growth.

      Here the situation is similar….the meadow from where I pulled my initial cuttings had them crisscrossing the fields and scrambling over chainlink fences: I’m sure I’ll be pulling up new growth in places I DON’T want it to grow, but the flowers are so stunning I’m taking the chance. 🙂
      Thank you for reading and taking the time to comment, Becc…it is very much appreciated. 🙂

  4. I remember it growing up the fences in my old neighborhood when I was a child. It might’ve been an annual, but it had no problem reappearing every year!

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