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Morning Glory

Ipomoea purpurea

(Detailed plant information can be found at the bottom of the page.)
Ipomoea purpurea

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Ipomoea purpurea Plant Information

Scientific Name: Ipomoea purpurea
Common Name: morning glory
Family: Convolvulaceae
Suggested Uses: annuals, beds & borders
Plant Form: spreading
Height: depends on structure
Spread: depends on structure
Foliage: aggressive, twining vine with heart-shaped leaves
Flower: purple, blue, pink, or white trumpet-like flowers

flowers open during the cool morning hours, but frequently close in the heat of day
Bloom Period: Summer
Sun: full sun
Water: medium water requirement
Soil: prefers well-drained, loose soil

Heat Tolerance: medium heat tolerance
Native Range: American tropics
Maintenance: rapid growth rate

too much fertilization can cause rampant growth at the expense of flowers

reseeds with the potential to become weedy

propagation by seed
Pests & Pathology: susceptible to spider mites and leaf insects
Additional Notes: climbs easily up a fence or trellis

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