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 Flower,
Purple/Lavender Flower,
Red Flower,
White Flower
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Ground Covers,
Poisonous,
Trellis
Seasonal Interest
Summer Interest
Type
Vines

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