Ipomoea purpurea 'Star of Yalta'

Ipomoea purpurea 'Star of Yalta'

Morning glory

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Ipomoea purpurea 'Star of Yalta'
  • Common name: Morning glory
  • Plant type: Annual

Height: 1.8m

Spread: 10cm

Flower colour:
  • Purple
Foliage colour:
  • Green
  • Features: Flowers

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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 Yalta' bears deep purple flowers with rich red veins forming a star shape from the centre to the petal tips.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Aspect: South facing, West facing
  • Position in border: Middle, Back
  • Hardiness: Half hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Clay/heavy/moist, Chalky/alkaline, Acidic

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

  • Wildlife features: Nectar/pollen rich flowers

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: Purgative if ingested

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