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Ipomoea purpurea

Morning glory

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Key information

Plant type

Half-hardy annual

Flower colour

Mixed

Feature

Flowers

Hardiness

Half hardy

Skill level

Beginner

photo by Tim Gainey, copyright GAP Photos (273840)

Plant details

A beautiful half-hardy climber with a profusion of blue, red and violet-purple, trumpet-shaped flowers, 8cm across, through summer until early autumn. Flowers have white throats and the twining stems are hairy. Though it is strictly a short-lived perennial it is best grown as an annual. It is easy to grow and can be sown where it is to flower.

Family: Convolvulaceae

Genus: Ipomoea

Species: purpurea

Plant type: Half-hardy annual

Flower colour: Mixed

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

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

Hardiness: Half hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 500cm

Spread: 30cm

Time to plant seeds: February to May


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