Grandpa Otts Morning Glory Ipomoea purpurea Grandpa Otts

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Botanical Name:

Ipomoea purpurea Grandpa Otts








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Grandpa Otts Morning Glory

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4 lb
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6-8 feet
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In Stock: 4 lb
  • Ipomoea purpurea Grandpa Otts

Items are priced on a curve, you can buy any 'bulk quantity' up to what we have in stock, some examples are:
1 packet (~ 18 seeds)
10 gram (~ 393 seeds)
1 oz (~ 1113 seeds)
4 oz (~ 4451 seeds)
1 lb (~ 17804 seeds)
1 kg (~ 39251 seeds)
Growing Info, follow in order:
Scarification: Soak in cold water, let stand in water for 24 hours.
Stratification: none required.
Germination: sow seed 1/4" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
In a Nutshell:
* Ipomoea purpurea, the purple, tall, or common morning glory, is a species in the genus Ipomoea, native to Mexico and Central America. Like all morning glories the plant entwines itself around structures, growing to a height of 2–3 m tall. The leaves are heart-shaped and the stems are covered with brown hairs. The flowers are trumpet-shaped, predominantly blue to purple or white, 3–6 cm diameter.
* The plant is predisposed to moist and rich soil, but can be found growing in a wide array of soil types. It is naturalized throughout warm temperate and subtropical regions of the world.
* The triangular seeds have some history of use as a psychedelic, they, like Ipomoea tricolor contain LSA. Effects are reported to be somewhat similar to those of LSD.
* Acylated cyanidin glycosides can be isolated from violet-blue flowers of I. purpurea. These anthocyanins were all based on cyanidin 3-sophoroside-5-glucoside, acylated with caffeic acid and/or p-coumaric acid. more...

The seed is anthelmintic, diuretic and laxative. It is used in the treatment of oedema, oliguria, ascariasis and constipation.
* This has been used medicinally in the treatment of various mental disorders.
* Pre-soak the seed for 12 hours in warm water, or scarify the seed, and sow in individual pots in a greenhouse in early spring. The seed usually germinates in 1 - 3 weeks at 22°c. Plants are extremely resentful of root disturbance, even when they are quite small, and should be potted up almost as soon as they germinate. Grow them on fast in the greenhouse and plant them out into their permanent positions after the last expected frosts. Consider giving them some protection such as a cloche until they are growing away actively.
* Landscape Uses:Arbor, Container, Specimen. Requires a fertile well-drained loam in a sunny position. The plant is not very frost hardy, but it can be grown outdoors as a tender annual in temperate zones. A very ornamental plant. more...
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