In our area, the seeds just drop and sprout the following year. I am always amazed at how something green sprouts from a brown seed. It blooms early in the day then in the heat of the afternoon, the leaves wilt and flowers close, but it springs back each evening. On Jan 2, 2004, htop from San Antonio, TX (Zone 8b) wrote: San Antonio, Tx. so don't be afraid it probably won,t hurt you and may actually help some if ingested as it has been used as Badoh negro for a long time among the indians for various kinds of depression particularly for women, the difference between medicine and poison is dosage. Grows in a rounded shape. full sun) all summer. Does very well without spraying. I have found sites that state that an extract of the leaves causes intoxication and the smoked leaves are a hallucinogen. The other 2 stalks now have the beginning of the pale dot-cluster that turns to buds. In other words, can I burlap them like roses, or mulch them heavily, or must they spend the winter in the basement with my Brugmansias? I still couldn't remember what it was till a friend of mine said it looked like a morning glory, and of course I finally remembered that's what it was. They wintered well in my lighted basement. Or should I start them from seed each year? My plant became very unwieldy, with hard, woody stems about 2 in. in dia, lightly fragrant, in showy clusters, several blooming each day. It's regarded as poisonous for cattle. Thanks! On Sep 18, 2005, Texasbloomer from Plano, TX wrote: Ah, so glad to hear there's hope with this plant! It flowers in late autumn and winter. I found out from googling around that they're called Bush Morning Glory. In a week, there were tall spindly sprouts. Claim this business. I started 8 seeds indoors late March. Produces tiny, conspicuous red blooms in the spring. er). I love this plant and would love to see it reach it's full potential height wise! They will not tolerate salt or drought very well. Tonight there is a large bud I bet comes tomorrow. Now that I know what it is, I see this plant everywhere here. It is illegal to buy, sell, plant, or transport this species in Florida. My friend planted them and reported none sprouted. Fruit large and dark red. There were dozens of woody stems with leaves lying all over the street and sidewalk. All parts of this plant are highly toxic. 2 seedlings survived and I kept in pot for some time. It languishes in the cold weather, losing its leaves and dying back. Your brother William planted these in our yard." Short storage life. Well you're in luck, because here they come. Morning glory was first known in China for its medicinal uses, due to the laxative properties of its seeds.. Tree Morning-Glories also bear such glands on their leaf petioles. On May 26, I discovered an area of broken bark on one side of the of the tree's trunk about 4' from the ground (see attached photos). If so, can you share a how-to here or point me to a good one please? In just over a week everything was beginning to grow roots. It is a stunner when in full bloom. On Aug 2, 2014, RxBenson from Pikesville, MD (Zone 7a) wrote: I very, very easily started several from seed this past spring, and now -- except for some insect damage -- the plants are doing well in a large pot and I was pleasantly surprised to spot flower buds this week, as I expected them to not happen until a second season. A: There are two species of morning glory tree or bush, Ipomea arborescens and I. fistulosa, with lavender and white blooms, respectively.The flowers are … My only concern is: when do I thin out the bed since it's getting too many and slightly invasive? Anyway, one is 3' tall, and the others are about 2' and have branched at the base resulting in two stalks. 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