Grandpa Ott's Morning Glory

Ipomoea purpurea | SKU: 0050
$3.25 to $6.75
  • One of two seeds that started it all!
  • Self-seeding hardy annual plants grow vines of over 15 feet long
  • Deep purple flowers with red star in throat
  • Climbs trellises and support structures




Please note: The Arizona Department of Agriculture prohibits the sale of any plant in the genus of Ipomoea, which includes Grandpa Ott's Morning Glory flower.

$3.25 to $6.75

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(Ipomoea purpurea) One of two plants that inspired the creation of Seed Savers Exchange, this morning glory bears beautiful deep-purple flowers with red stars at their center. This self-sowing annual—given to SSE co-founder Diane Ott Whealy by her Grandpa Ott who lived on a 40-acre farm in St. Lucas, Iowa—can climb to 15 feet tall, if given a support to grow on.

Direct Seed: 1/2" Deep

Germination: 15-21 Days

Thin: 4-6" Apart

Support: Trellis or Arbor

Instructions - Plant seeds outdoors after the last frost. Seeds can be slightly chipped and soaked in warm water for 24 hours before planting for better results. Prefers full sun and moist average soil.