IPOMOEA nil 'Scarlet O'Hara' (Morning Glory, Scarlet) is a cultivar of the Morning Glory plant, scientifically known as Ipomoea nil. Ipomoea nil is native to tropical and subtropical regions of Asia. 'Scarlet O'Hara' is a cultivated variety selected for its intense red flower color. It is commonly grown as an annual in temperate regions, completing its life cycle within one growing season.
Ipomoea nil 'Scarlet O'Hara' is a climbing vine that can reach a height of 6 to 10 feet (1.8 to 3 meters). It features heart-shaped leaves and produces large, trumpet-shaped flowers. 'Scarlet O'Hara' is known for its vibrant scarlet-red flowers, adding a bold splash of color to the garden.
'Scarlet O'Hara' typically blooms from summer to fall, showcasing its brilliant scarlet-red flowers. The exact blooming period may vary depending on local climate conditions and cultivation practices.
Morning Glory 'Scarlet O'Hara' thrives in full sun exposure. It prefers fertile, well-drained soil but can tolerate a range of soil conditions. Regular watering is necessary to keep the soil consistently moist, particularly during dry periods. This cultivar is often grown on trellises, fences, or other support structures to allow the vines to climb.
Morning Glory 'Scarlet O'Hara' can be propagated from seeds. Sow the seeds directly in the garden bed after the last frost date, as they do not transplant well due to their sensitive root system. Nicking or soaking the seeds in warm water for a few hours before planting can help improve germination rates. Ensure the soil remains moist until germination occurs, which typically takes around 10 to 14 days.
Morning Glory 'Scarlet O'Hara' is primarily grown for its striking scarlet-red flowers. The intense color adds drama and visual impact to the garden. It can be grown on trellises, arbors, fences, or other structures to create a vibrant display. It can also attract pollinators such as bees and butterflies.
Morning Glory 'Scarlet O'Hara' requires regular maintenance to control its vigorous growth. It is important to monitor the vine's growth and provide support as needed.
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Scientific Name: Ipomoea Nil ‘Scarlet O’Hara’
Common Name: Morning Glory – Scarlet
Plant Type: Annual
Native Range: Central America, Mexico
Full Growth Height: 96-120 "
Spread: 36-72 "
Hardiness Zone: 2-12
Exposure: Full Sun, cannot grow in the shade
Blooming Season: Summer (Mid, Late), Fall
Attracts: Butterflies, Humming Birds
Flower Shape: Emerald-green, heart shaped leaves and bold, rich red trumpet-shaped flowers.
Flower Color: Wine red
Water Requirement: Medium water use
Soil Type: Prefers moist soil, well-drained
Soil pH: Slightly acidic to slightly alkaline