Ipomoea nil ‘Kikyo Snowflakes’ (Japanese Morning Glory) [6 Seeds]


Germination Information: I highly recommend nicking the seeds and soaking them overnight before sowing. Start the seeds indoors (1/4 to 1/2″ deep) in warm, bright conditions in mid-spring, or sow directly where you want them to grow after your last frost date.


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‘Kikyo Snowflakes’ is a gorgeous Japanese morning glory (Ipomoea nil) strain with pointed petals, giving the bloom a starry outline. The petals are a deep blue to purple-blue at first, sometimes taking on a magenta touch as they age. There is also a bright white edge that spokes down toward the bloom center. The exact colors and markings vary from bloom to bloom and day to day, depending on the weather conditions (sunny vs cloudy, cool vs hot).

You’ll grow this for the beautiful flowers, of course, but also appreciate its thick, deep green foliage. I’d say the vines reached about 8 feet long. I had mine on a 5-foot-tall section of fence, and when they reached the top, the vines cascaded back down, creating a dense, flower-filled screen. The deep purple seedpods are attractive too. Full sun. Annual.

Harvested in September and October 2020. At least 6 seeds. Be aware that these seeds are open-pollinated, and I do grow other morning glories, so there is a possibility of some genetic variation. I do try to keep the various strains well separated, though, to minimize the chance of crossing.


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