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Ipomoea purpurea 'Star of Yelta'

Morning Glory

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Key information

Plant type

Hardy annual

Flower colour

Purple

Feature

Flowers

Hardiness

Half hardy

Skill level

Experienced

Ipomoea purpurea 'Star of Yelta'

Plant details

Morning glory, Ipomoea, is a beautiful hardy annual climber native the rainforests of South America. Violet-purple, trumpet-shaped blooms contrast with rich green foliage in summer. Morning glory is easy to raise from seed and grows quickly, making it perfect for growing up obelisks, growing through shrubs and trees, and filling gaps while perennial climbers become established. The flowers open wide in the early morning sun but are short-lived and will not last into the afternoon.

Ipomoea purpurea 'Star of Yelta' bears deep purple flowers with rich red veins forming a star shape from the centre to the petal tips.

Family: Convolvulaceae

Genus: Ipomoea

Species: purpurea

Cultivar: Star of Yalta

Plant type: Hardy annual

Flower colour: Purple

Foliage colour: Dark green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun

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

Hardiness: Half hardy

Skill level: Experienced

Height: 180cm

Time to plant seeds: March to May


Reader reviews

postladyse

This is a lovely plant to have growing in a large pot with a small obelisk to climb,the dark blue/purple flowers stand out from the dark foliage with it's stunning white middle,a must for any garden.


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