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Ipomoea purpurea

Common morning glory

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  • Ipomoea purpurea | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019

Features

  • BloomsJune to August
  • Height2m to 3m
  • Growth HabitClimbing
  • Flower ColourPink, purple, blue, white
  • Leaf ColourMid green

Description

Ipomoea purpurea (Common morning glory). This species of annual is a twining climber; the leaves are ovate medium green lobed and hairy. The flowers are produced in pink, purple, blue or white medium sized blooms in the summer.

Characteristics

Annual, Evergreen, Shrub

Other common names

Morning glory

Origin

Mexico

Interest and use

Suitable for coastal conditions.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

When grown under glass use a loam-based compost with full light, when grown outdoors grow in moderately fertile well-drained soil with full sun. It might need staking.

Propagation

Sow the seeds in the spring.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Watch out for powdery mildew and red spider mites.

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