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Ipomoea tricolor 'Heavenly Blue'

Morning glory

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Key information

Plant type

Evergreen climber

Flower colour

Blue

Feature

Flowers

Hardiness

Half hardy

Skill level

Beginner

photo by bbc.co.uk/gardening

Plant details

Morning glory is an appropriate name for this beautiful Central American climber. The buds of 'Heavenly Blue', the most popular variety, are long and tightly furled, but as the morning sunshine reaches them, they can be watched steadily unfolding themselves into 8-13cm (3-5in) wide sky-blue trumpets with clear white and yellow throats. Each flower lasts only a day, but others follow in quick succession. Plants need consistent moisture, with plenty of compost added before planting, a mulch afterwards, and regular watering in dry weather.

Family: Convolvulaceae

Genus: Ipomoea

Species: tricolor

Cultivar: Heavenly Blue

Plant type: Evergreen climber

Flower colour: Blue

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun

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

Hardiness: Half hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 300cm

Spread: 45cm

Time to plant seeds: March to April

Flowering period: June to September


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vicky893

beautiful plants!


vicky893

beautiful plants!


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