How many of us I wonder know the stories of the plants we grow? Despite the Oasis song, who knew for example that Morning Glory, the common name for over 1,000…
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.
Annuals or Perennials, Evergreens, Shrubs or Trees
Warm regions world-wide.
Suitable for coastal conditions.
Support is needed. Thin out or cut back congested growth in spring.
Propagation is by seeds in the spring or by softwood or semi-ripe cuttings in the summer.
Prone to viruses and mildew; whitefly and red spider mite under glass. Seeds are toxic if ingested.
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