Morning Glory lovers who have been surfing the web will at one time or another come across the term "Demono (meaning seedless) Mutant Japanese Morning Glory". This type of morning glory produces 4 types of blooms -- single, double, single shredded and double shredded, on different plants. Of these 4 types, only the single will produce seeds, some of which will inherit the ability to be double/shredded. The single plant is known as the parental stock. Since there are 4 types of flowers in each Demono Mutant series, obviously the more seeds you plant, the greater your chance of getting the most coveted double-shredded plant.
The Demono Mutant Japanese Morning Glories are further differentiated into varieties based on their leaf shapes such as dragon claw, willow etc; leaf colors such as pure green, yellow-green, white-variegated, and yellow-variegated; and flower shredded shapes such as lion, dianthus etc. If all these sounds complicated to you, it is. Demono Mutant Japanese Morning Glories are considered hard-to-grow and are normally circulated only among enthusiasts in Japan. Here is a variety that a Japanese friend share with me.
Here is a variety that a Japanese friend share with me. The single form is a plant with lilac-colored flowers with a very thin white picotee and a slight pink throat. The double is similar, but its white picotee and pink throat are hardly visible due to the doubling. Both the single and double forms of this plant has tri-lobed leaves. The single shredded and double shredded forms are the ones with the willow leaves, and their flower form is known as dianthus-shredded. As if this is not enough, the crystal (extremely white) variegation of both the tri-lobed leaves of the single/double forms, and the willow leaves of the single shredded/double shredded forms make this variety even rarer than rare. 8 feet or more. Full sun for earliest bloom. Poor soil. Moderate water. Exclusive, fresh seeds, harvested 10/2015. Open-pollinated.