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Ipomoea Genus

Morning glory

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General Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Humus-rich
  • WaterSemi-moist or Dry

Description

Ipomoea genus (Morning glory). This genus consists of about 500 species of creepers, evergreen shrubs, perennials and annuals; most have a twining habit and masses of funnel-shaped, fragrant flowers. They are half hardy to frost tender, min 7-10C. Grow in humus-rich, well drained soil in full light. Support will be needed.

Characteristics

Annuals or Perennials, Evergreens, Shrubs or Trees

Origin

Warm regions world-wide.

Interest and use

Suitable for coastal conditions.

Cultivation

Support is needed. Thin out or cut back congested growth in spring.

Propagation

Propagation is by seeds in the spring or by softwood or semi-ripe cuttings in the summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Prone to viruses and mildew; whitefly and red spider mite under glass. Seeds are toxic if ingested.

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