Ipomoea coccinea

Red morning glory

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Plant type

Half-hardy annual

Flower colour





Half hardy

Skill level


photo by John Glover, copyright GAP Photos (19625)

Plant details

This brightly coloured climber blooms throughout the summer. Plants are found growing wild in South-East USA and enjoy a sunny, sheltered site. Sow seeds each spring at 18C (64F). Soak seeds for 24 hours before sowing. Wait until the danger of frost has passed in May or June before moving the plants outside. The seeds are highly toxic if ingested.

Family: Convolvulaceae

Genus: Ipomoea

Species: coccinea

Plant type: Half-hardy annual

Flower colour: Red

Foliage colour: Dark green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Acidic, Chalky/alkaline

Hardiness: Half hardy

Skill level: Experienced

Height: 200cm

Spread: 200cm

Time to plant seeds: March to April

Time to plant: May to June

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