Annual Grandpa Ott is an old heirloom variety with deep purple flowers. Tall climbing vine.
Planting Instructions for Grandpa Ott Morning Glory Seeds
Start Grandpa Ott Morning Glory seeds 4-5 weeks before transplanting outdoors. Soak Morning Glory seed for 48 hours in a wet paper towel or nick the seed coat with a knife to speed up germination. Use 3″ or larger pots and plant 2-3 seeds per pot 1/4″ deep. Morning Glory germinate at 70°F. After emergence, insert a small stake into the pot to keep the seedlings from becoming entangled. Morning Glory seeds may be planted outdoors in early summer when the soil has warmed up to about 70°F.
Note for Organic Growers!
Morning Glory or Moonflowers work as a squash bug deterrent. Plant one Morning Glory or Moonflower in between 2 or 3 Squash or Pumpkin plants. Squash bugs hate this family of plants.