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Ipomoea purpurea

Morning Glory
Classification Scientific Name: Ipomoea purpurea
  Common Name: Morning Glory
  Family: Convolvulaceae
  Location Index: HG10
  Suggested Use: beds & borders
Plant Plant Type: annual
  Plant Form: spreading
  Height: depends on structure
  Spread: depends on structure
  Bloom Period: summer
  Flower Color: purple, blue, pink, white
  Flower: trumpet-like flowers
  Foliage Texture: coarse
  Foliage: aggressive, twining vine with heart-shaped leaves
  Growth Rate: rapid
Environment Native Range: American tropics
  Sun Requirement: full sun
  Water Requirement: medium
  Soil: well-drained


  Heat Tolerance: medium
Care Maintenance: too much fertilization can cause rampant growth at the expense of flowers
  Liabilities: reseeds with the potential to become weedy

spider mites

leaf insects
  Propagation: seed
More Additional Notes: climbs easily up a fence or trellis

flowers open during the cool morning hours, but frequently close in the heat of day
Ipomoea purpurea

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