Morning glories blooming purple?

Bonnie Bassett
by Bonnie Bassett
Last year I had lots of blue morning glories. Many of the plants reseeded from last year so I did not have to plant any new seeds. I just transplanted them to wherever I wanted them to grow.
Here is the question why are they all blooming purple ? Not very visible in this photo but no blue ones yet . One nice advantage they are blooming earlier than the blue ones usually do. (and I did have purple ones the summer before last)
  13 answers
  • Mary Mary on Jul 24, 2014
    Unfortunately, Mornig glories are worse than weeds. One you plant them, you cant get rid of them and the do travel fast! Be careful!!
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    • Bonnie Bassett Bonnie Bassett on Jul 27, 2014
      @ hi that is okay with me I love morning glories I get millions of weeds anyway !
  • Seeds can last for years in the ground and you are finding this out! morning glories can be quite invasive so just be careful and pull up ones you do not want. Happy gardening!
    • Carol S Carol S on Jul 24, 2014
      @The Garden Frog with C Renee You are so right. I collect seeds - but I know I can't get every one. Do the original plant come back in the spring?
  • Dorothy Dorothy on Jul 25, 2014
    Nope.....they are an annual, prolific seed producers and seeds can survive in the soil for several years. Some varieties seem to survive in seed longer than others.
  • Douglas Hunt Douglas Hunt on Jul 25, 2014
    Survival of the fittest, and in this case the fittest were purple.
  • Colleen Novosel Colleen Novosel on Jul 25, 2014
    The rabbits ate all mine this year and my glads, brown eyed Susan's, sunflowers and on and on. I'm so disappointed my garden is so scraggly this lucky you that some have come from previous years seeds..... :)
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    • Colleen Novosel Colleen Novosel on Jul 29, 2014
      Thank you, Bonnie, may I will try something like that next year at the beginning of the season, too late now for this year. Thank you tho....
  • Bea Palmer Bea Palmer on Jul 25, 2014
    You can never have too many morning glories. I love them. This year I found some that are black. Still trying to get some to stay alive in the Vegas hear.
  • Marie Heidenreich-Nourse Marie Heidenreich-Nourse on Jul 25, 2014
    my morning glories seem to be all big leaves and few flowers....any ideas why?? thanks
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    • Pagan Raven Pagan Raven on Jul 26, 2014
      @Marie Heidenreich-Nourse If you have more foliage than flowers, you might be feeding/fertilizing them too much. Morning Glories do best without alot of "food".
  • Marie Heidenreich-Nourse Marie Heidenreich-Nourse on Jul 25, 2014
    Thanks ill give it a try
    • Bonnie Bassett Bonnie Bassett on Jul 27, 2014
      @Marie Heidenreich-Nourse I have found that morning glories do not like a lot of fertilizer they seem to flower better for me when I don't give them any possibly to much nitrogen in the soil
  • Pattycake Pattycake on Jul 28, 2014
    I have purchased blue morning glory plants and saved the seeds from the very plant. Unforunately, as many times as I have planted them, they always come up purple
  • Larry Lou Larry Lou on Jun 10, 2015
    We had pink, blue and purple last year. I made sure I got as many seeds possible, mixed them up and sprinkled them where I wanted more morning glories. Hoping for a mixture of all colors and maybe some new (?) Also I have NEVER fertilized mine and the vines are covered with flowers. What I've noticed for my area, is lots of watering through the summer and come Sept they cover a very ugly wall lol.
  • Sharon Sharon on Jun 15, 2015
    If it is the "heavenly Blue" morning glories you have to buy new seed every year. They will never come back blue.
  • Joline Cosman Joline Cosman on Jun 15, 2015
  • Angie Rose Angie Rose on Aug 27, 2015
    I had no idea they came back purple!