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Ipomoea purpurea 'Star of Yalta'

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Key information

Plant type

Hardy annual

Flower colour

Purple

Feature

Flowers

Hardiness

Half hardy

Skill level

Experienced

photo by bbc.co.uk/gardening

Plant details

This is a stunning garden plant. In the summer, it can be used as an annual climber on walls, fences, over arches, or as ground cover. The large flower buds open to reveal deep purple, silk-like, 7cm (3in) blooms with lighter centres. You can also grow it in a container, where it will cascade over the side. If it is supported, it will climb to form a dome. Try letting it scramble over shrubs and in among other plants.

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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