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Morning Glory flopping around too much

Posted by Gardener103 Maryland (My Page) on
Thu, Jul 24, 14 at 17:53

I have a potted mature morning glory plant that is doing very well, but it's getting so big and bushy that its flopping around.

The pot is fairly large, and there's more than enough soil.
Currently I have it supported with wooden stakes zip tied to various branches, but it doesn't work well at all. Looking at it right now, it looks very chaotic.

Could anybody give me suggestions for how to hold it back or support it? I have used a large pole tied to the whole plant, but by doing so, it becomes constricted and shoved together. There are just so many branches it always tangles up and the leaves and flowers mash up against each other.

Thanks for any help you can give me.

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RE: Morning Glory flopping around too much

Do you have something for it to climb up? They love to climb and can really take off then.

Placing the pot next to a trellis or fence of some kind would make it very happy:) just give it alittle help by gently wrapping the ends to it to get it started.

RE: Morning Glory flopping around too much

  • Posted by babera 5a (Montana) (My Page) on
    Thu, Jul 24, 14 at 18:40

trim it to a manageable size. I tend to whack on mine all the time if the long runners get too out of hand. Mine responds nicely to a good pruning.

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