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John C Robinson
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I started morning glories inside this year. I transplanted them outside as soon as I could. Right now I have very robust vine growth. All the way up to the roofline, and across the porch, but not one single flower.

There are 4 different plants, and they should be 2 different colors, but I transplanted 8 seedlings out there, so it could be just one color that took over.

Could the great foliage growth and zero flowers be a sign of acid soil? There have been periods of drought, and I thought that would cause plants to flower. I don't really Mind the flower-less vines, but I'm wondering if it's soil condition?

My soil has tested as very acidic, and I treated with lime last year, but the morning glories are planted amongst the Holly bushes, and that area received no lime.
The holly bushes are doing great, by the way.
 
John C Robinson
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Marco Banks
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Prepare yourself for the invasion of the morning glories, coming soon to a theater near you.

I planted Morning Glories one time, and then it took 3 years to pull them all out.  They can be crazy invasive.  Good luck.
 
John C Robinson
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They're not bad here. Too cold in the winter. And they won't reseed if the won't flower!
 
Nicole Alderman
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Not flowering won't stop them from spreading by runners, though!

I don't know about domesticated morning glories, but the wild bindweed (type of morning glory) spreads like crazy hear and blooms, too. We have pretty acidic soils here, too. I honestly have no idea why yours aren't blooming, but I also don't know much about morning glories except for the horribly invasive wild variety .
 
Kj Koch
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My Grandmother planted morning glories one time. later her and I spent the better part of summer at war with them to save her small hedges. She had me take wheelbarrow load after wheelbarrow load and dump them in the woods. She passed  in 1995. I now live be side those very woods and spend many hours each year pushing Grams morning glories back. They bloom each year without trouble. Pretty as they are I hate them!
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K Putnam
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I let a section of my lawn go for one summer.  Now, they are matted with bindweed.   Choose wisely.
 
John C Robinson
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One tiny flower has appeared!
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Peter Ellis
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Might be that your soil has surplus nitrogen.  Encourages plants to abundant foliage growth without flowering or fruiting.
 
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