You can request
a “Hold Order” for Hardy Perennials and we will ship them
when it’s planting time in your zone. Otherwise, Hardy
Perennials can be kept in a cool or cold spot like an unheated
garage, cool cellar or outbuilding. Cover the pot and soil
with insulating material (burlap, clean rags, newspaper) and
check the soil every 2-3 weeks to make sure it doesn’t dry
out completely. In the spring, plant as soon as the ground
is open and no longer frozen. Dormant plants can endure
freezing temperatures in the spring as long as the plant
remains dormant without any green buds.
Blue Dawn Flower (Ipomoea acuminata)
We refer to this color as "Imperial Blue" because it has a remarkable quality which demands to be looked at by all who pass by. Ipomoea acuminata flowers earlier when planted in a pot and can be nicely trained on a stake, trellis or grown as a topiary. When grown in sunrooms or greenhouses, blooms last a full day fading into purple as the day ends. It is a rapid grower, flowering year-round in full sun. Although tolerant to cool nights, it prefers warmer temperatures above 60° for best flowering and growth.
Hardy to Zone 10 and higher for outdoors.
Full sun, grows to 3-6’ in container, vining in habit, minimum temperature 50°, everbloomer.
This plant grows at a spectacular rate given water and sun. Be sure and plant where you are prepared for uncontrolled growth- not in a planned garden spot- as it is capable of using any plants and obstacles as a trellis. Beautiful flowers.
- Paula Block, AZ
Blue Dawn Flower
Spectacular electric blue 3.5 inch morning glory vine is very vigorus in my Zone 9b-10a garden. It will climb anything it can reach without dyeback in my Florida climate. I highly recommend you try this flower for its unusual color and easy culture.