Flowering of these long-loved garden vines begins after the summer solstice, when daylight gets shorter, and continues prolifically until frost. Ephemeral by nature, each flower lasts but one day, opening in the morning and closing in the evening, producing a new show every day. Morning glories thrive in average to poor soil where they will quickly climb decorating a fence, mailbox, or trellis, greeting passersby with their exciting color and beautiful foliage leaves.
"A morning-glory at my window satisfies me more than the metaphysics of books." from Leaves of Grass ~ Walt Whitman, 1819–1892