Morning Glory for hummingbirds is one of the best hummingbird flowers.
I can still hear my mother’s gentle voice waking me up for grade school with these words............“Good morning glory”, she would say, using an expression that originated from the unique tendency of these flowers to curl up in the heat of the day (appearing asleep).
They would awake and open up again in the early morning.
I’ve loved these flowers since childhood and don’t mind that they are often referred to as old fashioned.
The hummingbirds don’t mind either, as I see them regularly frequenting these colorful blooms that I grow on a trellis in front my garden and on a corner of my house.
These flowers, also called Ipomoea, are tubular in shape, just perfect for hummingbirds to easily access the nectar.
This vine couldn’t be easier to grow. In our cold climate, we generally do not grow annuals but these flowers are an exception. They grow rapidly, covering our arbor by mid summer. In a milder climate, you can and your hummingbirds can, enjoy them even longer.
All I am left to say now is Good Morning Glory!
Heavenly Blue Morning Glory
The Morning Glory Heavenly Blue, 'Ipomoea tricolor', has glorious 4 to 5 inch sky-blue flowers. They are called Morning Glory because blooms open in the cool of the morning. During the fall however, flowers open all day.
The flowers of the Heavenly Morning Glory are sky-blue with a white throat. They will bloom from summer until fall frost.
The Heavenly Blue Morning Glory does not like to dry out, so water frequently. Morning Glories seem to bloom earlier and with more blooms when they are constricted to a pot.
Plant in the spring after the last average frost date. Plants started too early are less vigorous than those started later.
This excellent vine will cover fences and trellises, grow as groundcover, or hang in large baskets or pots.BUY Heavenly Blue Morning Glory