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AIpomoea Leptophylla

AIpomoea Leptophylla

Ipomoea Leptophylla

Ipomoea leptophylla, Bush Morning Glory, is a native perennial of the South-Central states of Texas and New Mexico; the Plains states of Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska and South Dakota; and the Mountain states of Colorado, Wyoming and Montana. Stems bend into an arc as they grow, forming a bushy clump that can reach about three feet in height. Large funnel-shaped, pinkish-purplish flowers occur at the axils of the plant’s linear leaves. The preference is for dry to medium-dry soils that are particularly sandy or gravelly in nature. You can find Bush Morning Glory in grasslands, roadsides, banks and somewhat disturbed areas. This morning, I found a flower on the sidewalk. It had 5 petals- 4 pink and 1 orange. I noticed that it was just a little puff of color in the winter. It was also wilted so it looked like it was sleeping.

Plant

The preference is for dry to medium-dry soils that are particularly sandy or gravelly in nature. You can find Bush Morning Glory in grasslands, roadsides, banks and somewhat disturbed areas. Growing your own plants from seed is the most economical way to add natives to your home. Before you get started, one of the most important things to know about the seeds of wild plants is that many have built-in dormancy mechanisms that prevent the seed from germinating. In nature, this prevents a population of plants from germinating all at once, before killing frosts, or in times of drought. To propagate native plants, a gardener must break this dormancy before seed will grow. (Source:Each species is different, so be sure to check the GERMINATION CODE listed on the website, in the catalog, or on your seed packet. Then, follow the GERMINATION INSTRUCTIONS prior to planting. Some species don't need any pre-treatment to germinate, but some species have dormancy mechanisms that must be broken before the seed will germinate. Some dormancy can be broken in a few minutes, but some species take months or even years.

They arrive to you dormant, with little to no top-growth (bare-root), packed in peat moss. They should be planted as soon as possible. Unlike greenhouse-grown plants, bare-root plants can be planted during cold weather or anytime the soil is not frozen. A root photo is included with each species to illustrate the optimal depth and orientation. Planting instructions/care are also included with each order.3-packs and trays of 32, 38, or 50 plants leave our Midwest greenhouses based on species readiness (being well-rooted for transit) and order date; Spring shipping is typically early May through June, and Fall shipping is mid-August through September. Potted 3-packs and trays of 38 plugs are started from seed in the winter so are typically 3-4 months old when they ship. Trays of 32/50 plugs are usually overwintered so are 1 year old. Plant tray cells are approximately 2” wide x 5” deep in the trays of 38 and 50, and 2.5" wide x 3.5" deep in the 3-packs and trays of 32; ideal for deep-rooted natives. Full-color tags and planting & care instructions are included with each order. (Source: www.prairiemoon.com)

 

 

 

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