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debs64debs64 West Midlands, on the edge of the Black Country Posts: 4,225
Hi all, just reading in GW magazine about climbers Ipomoea Alba is recommended. As soon as I saw fragrant white flowers I was sold! My question is would it do well here in the West Midlands? Lots of references to needing warmth?? Anyone grown it successfully and if so what do you think? 

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  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 11,370
    It is a half hardy annual, one of the Morning glories.
    Sow indoors, do not plant out until June, first frosts will kill.
    He calls her the chocolate girl
    Cause he thinks she melts when he touches her
    She knows she's the chocolate girl
    Cause she's broken up and swallowed
    And wrapped in bits of silver
  • RubytooRubytoo On the sofa, Southerly aspect.Posts: 1,287
    I grew a few many years ago, I forgot they existed, but do remember they smell nice.
    Mine got rather yellow leaves, a cultivation error on my part I think, it was early on in my gardening hobby.
    I can't remember why.
    Don't they open in the evening rather than being "Morning Glories"?

  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 11,370
    Maybe.
    They are the Morning glory genus.
    He calls her the chocolate girl
    Cause he thinks she melts when he touches her
    She knows she's the chocolate girl
    Cause she's broken up and swallowed
    And wrapped in bits of silver
  • debs64debs64 West Midlands, on the edge of the Black Country Posts: 4,225
    Thanks to both of you. Will definitely give them a go cannot resist a scented flower. Let’s hope we get lots of balmy summer evenings to enjoy them. 
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