Morning glory

Ipomoea tricolor and cvs.

Ipomoea tricolor 'Heavenly Blue'
Photo/Illustration: 
Courtesy of Park Seed
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Morning glory (Ipomoea tricolor and cvs.)
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Synonyms:  Ipomoea rubrocaerulea
Genus:  Ipomoea
Morning glory is a fast-growing, twining annual with heart-shaped light to mid-green leaves and vibrantly colored, funnel-shaped flowers to 3 inches across. Cultivars include white-colored ‘Pearly Gates’; ‘Heavenly Blue’; crimson-colored, white-throated ‘Crimson Rambler’; and ‘Flying Saucers’, a batik-looking blend of white and blue accented by a golden throat.
Noteworthy Characteristics:  Seeds are highly toxic if ingested.
Care:  Grow in moderately fertile, well-drained soil. Provide support. Shelter from cold, drying winds.
Propagation:  Sow seed in spring. Chip seeds or soak for 24 hours before sowing.
Problems:  White blister, rust, fungal leaf spots, stem rot, thread blight, charcoal rot, and wilt.

Overview

Height
10 ft. to 15 ft.
Growth Pace
Invasive/Aggressive Grower
Light
Full Sun Only
Moisture
Dry to Medium
Characteristics
Attracts Hummingbirds,
Showy Flowers
Bloom Time
Fall,
Summer
Flower Color
Blue,
Purple,
Red,
White
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Ground Covers,
Poisonous,
Trellis
Seasonal Interest
Summer Interest
Type
Vines

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