Monday, 20 July 2009

Pretty Flower but.............

This spring I found a variegated leaf morning glory, Cameo Elegance at the local nursery..Could not pass it up . It was about 4 to 5 inches high, a healthy plant.....
I eagerly looked forward to it climbing up my metal arbour imagining the lovely pink and white flowers blending beautifully with the red cardinal vine I planted on the opposite side.
So...........here in the middle of July;
while it is still a very healthy plant, it has grown only about 2 feet high

the blossoms disappointingly small , maybe an inch to 1 1/2 inches wide.
Yes, it is pretty and the leaves interesting...

But I was expecting a more vigorous morning glory..... Having since done some research I have found this named variety described as a good plant for hanging baskets and I think this is the right use for it; because it is so attractive I will use it for hangers next year. For the more vigorous look I want I have found a morning glory named Tie Dye that from the description sounds fabulous, large 6 inch blooms of blue and white, the plant itself growing 8 feet tall.....
Isn't that just like a gardener, always next year...........

3 comments:

Rosanne said...

It is pretty, too bad it doesn't grow higher but as you say it would look great in a hanging planter!

willow said...

awe that's a bummer that it hasn't climbed like you wanted it to. I do agree though, it is very pretty and I also think it would look great in a planter!

Kim and Victoria said...

Of course it's always about next year. Next year, that's my motto I think!