Morning Glory Color
Last year I had a beautiful multicolored morning glory. When I planted the seeds I'd collected from the plant, only one color returned. What happened?
—Virginia Perry, Hicksville, New York
Melinda: When using seeds collected from your own hybrid plants—like your multicolored morning glory—it's hard to predict what will sprout. The new plants take on some, but not all, characteristics of each of the hybrid's parents. The more dominant features usually show up. In this case, one color overshadowed the others. To ensure the color mix you're looking for, it's best to use purchased seeds from year to year.