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Morning Glory, Scarlett O' Hara

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One of the first All-America Selections winners.

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Fast-growing, 8-10 ft. vines with attractive foliage and cheerful rosy red 3-4" flowers. Very dramatic, with saturated color right to the center. Covers fences, arbors and porch posts. Easy to grow. Grows best in full sun.
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Sun The amount of sunlight this product needs daily in order to perform well in the garden. Full sun means 6 hours of direct sun per day; partial sun means 2-4 hours of direct sun per day; shade means little or no direct sun.

Full Sun

Height The typical height of this product at maturity.

96-120 inches

Spread The width of the plant at maturity.

72 inches

Ornamental Use Ways in which the product may be used in the garden for ornamental effect.

Trellis or Lattice

Life Cycle This refers to whether a plant is an annual, biennial or perennial. Annuals complete their life cycles in one year; biennials produce foliage the first year and bloom and go to seed the second year; perennials can live for more than two years.


Sow Method This refers to whether the seed should be sown early indoors and the seedlings transplanted outside later, or if the seed should be sown directly in the garden at the recommended planting time.

Direct Sow

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  • Morning Glories

    Morning Glories
    Start Indoors Start Indoors Starting seeds indoors is called Indoor Sow or Indirect Sow and these dates are when to sow seeds indoors in the spring or summer
    Transplant Transplant When to transplant bulbs or roots in the garden for spring
    Start Outdoors Start Outdoors Starting seeds outdoors is called Outdoor Sow or Direct Sow and these dates are when to sow seeds outdoors in the spring or summer
    Start Indoors Fall Start Indoors Fall Starting seeds indoors in the fall called Indoor Sow or Indirect Sow and these dates are when to sow seeds outdoors in the fall
    Transplant Fall Transplant Fall Transplant Fall-When to transplant bulbs or roots in the garden for fall
    Start Outdoors Fall Start Outdoors Fall Starting seeds outdoors in the fall is called Outdoor Sow or Direct Sow and these dates are when to sow seeds outdoors in the fall
    First Date: May-09 - Last Date: May-16

Sowing Directly in the Garden:

  • Morning glory seed has a hard seed coat. To aid germination, nick or cut the seed coat with a nail file and soak the seed overnight.
  • Direct sow seeds in average soil in full sun two weeks after danger of frost has passed. Morning glory is a vigorous vine; choose a location next to a support for the vines to climb.
  • Morning glory is not generally recommended for containers.
  • Prepare the soil by removing weeds and working organic matter into the top 6-8 inches of soil; then level and smooth. Morning glory tends to prefer poor soils rather than highly enriched soil.
  • Sow seeds thinly and cover with 1/2 inch of soil.
  • Firm soil lightly and keep evenly moist.
  • Seedlings will emerge in 7-21 days.
  • Keep soil evenly moist but not wet.
  • Thin plants to stand 10 inches apart when plants are 1 to 2 inches high.
  • Do not fertilize unless the plants are showing a nutrient deficiently. Over fertilizing may produce lush green vines with few flowers.
  • Monitor for pests and diseases. Check with your local Cooperative Extension Service for pest controls recommended for your area.
  • Remove plants after they are killed by heavy frost in fall to avoid disease issues the following year.
  • Morning Glory vines need little care and are easy to grow.
  • Plants can self-sow so allow some to set seeds at the end of the season if you would like it to come back next year. If you would like to prevent self-sowing, remove seed pods before the seeds are released.
Full Sun
96-120 inches
72 inches
Ornamental Use
Trellis or Lattice
Life Cycle
Sow Method
Direct Sow
Bloom Duration
8 weeks
Flower color
Morning Glory, Scarlett O' Hara is rated 3.2 out of 5 by 15.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not red but grew profusely Did a lot better than the blue morning glories I ordered from Burpee. These germinated and transplanted very well. I placed in several containers and the vines grew full and bushy. The flowers were more of a pink/purple but very healthy.
Date published: 2018-02-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Morning Glory, Scarlett O' Hara Beautiful blooms and strong vine development! Will grow them again
Date published: 2017-10-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful colors The flowers were beautiful and the vine was so full of blooms
Date published: 2017-01-12
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Huge dissapointment I bought the seeds in April. I planted a dozen seeds in late April in a large pot in new miracle grow potting soiled. Never saw even a sprout until August when one plant broke ground an in early September there have been 4 blossoms. Not a very good performance. Probably won't ever do that again.
Date published: 2016-09-15
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not Red These did not flower red. They are purple. Not what I wanted.
Date published: 2015-07-28
Rated 1 out of 5 by from NOT scarlet (not red at all) There flowers are smaller than any other morning glories I have seen, and they are NOT RED. They are a dark pink, a purplish pink. That is not at all what I had wanted or expected.
Date published: 2014-09-21
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Purple flowers Mine have started blooming and the flowers are 100% purple, with a white throat. About 2.5 inches across. Vigorous growers, large leaves that are medium green.
Date published: 2014-06-21
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Dissappointed after sowing Scarlet Morning Glories When flowers began to bloom they were pink.
Date published: 2013-10-22
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