FTC Disclosure:  If you make a purchase via a link on this site, We may receive a small commission on the transaction - at no added cost to you. Thank you!

Morning Glory
for Hummingbirds

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.

Morning Glory Cluster

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.

Morning Glory vine at our 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.

Morning Glories on our perennial garden arbor.

How to Plant Morning Glory for Hummingbirds

  1. Purchase the seeds. The seeds come in a variety of colors. Keep in mind that the hummingbirds do prefer the color red. Hummingbirds do not have a sense of smell but are attracted to the color red
  2. Another option that we do yearly: In the Fall when the flowers have all gone by and the plant is actually dead and dried up, we pick the seed pods from the vine and save them for the following Spring. We have never purchased seeds since our first planting!
  3. Soak seeds in warm water for 24 hours. This speeds up the germination.
  4. Prepare the soil by loosening. Well-drained soil is best.
  5. Plant after the last frost.
  6. Locate them in full sun. (Yes, we know that does sound contrary to their tendency to close in the hot sun. It seems that Mother Nature has her own plan.)
  7. Provide a trellis, wall or other support for these lovely flowers that can grow up to 20 feet. There are so many lovely trellises available today and they can add beauty to you garden.

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

Visit Our Flower Shop for a Long List of
Hummingbird Attracting Flowers to Buy!

New! Comments

Have your say about what you just read! Leave me a comment in the box below.