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Ipomoea tricolor and cvs. (Morning glory)

Ipomoea tricolor and cvs Ipomoea tricolor 'Heavenly Blue' Photo/Illustration: Courtesy of Park Seed

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Botanical Name: Ipomoea tricolor and cvs. eye-poe-MEE-ah TRY-kul-or Common Name: Morning glory 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.
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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