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BoopsieTN
McMinnville, TN

September 22, 2013
5:01 PM

Post #9667380

Isn't the color beautiful? Its a perennial and I don't know if its a plain ole morning glory or a Japanese morning glory but I love the color and it has climbed to about 5 feet. Its seed pods are pretty good size with long spurs (that's what I call them).
I would love anybody's information they can supply for me and Thanks.

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Diana_K
Contra Costa County, CA
(Zone 9b)

September 22, 2013
10:04 PM

Post #9667601

There is a rampant vine called Blue Dawn Flower, Ipomoea acuminata.
It has leaves that are lobed, some deeply, almost shaped like a mitten with 2 thumbs, some more shallow like just a few angles.

When I search for images of the fruit, a rounded capsule with some surrounding structure (sure could be called spurs) comes up.
BoopsieTN
McMinnville, TN

September 23, 2013
7:41 AM

Post #9667893

I just checked and the leaves are heart shaped and I measured the blooms they range from 2 to 2 1/2 inches.
I took the pictures with my Iphone.

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2gardenkate

2gardenkate
Crofton, MD
(Zone 7a)

September 23, 2013
9:12 AM

Post #9667973

Is that the variety known as Grandpa Ott's?

http://www.seedsavers.org/onlinestore/Flower-Seeds/Flower-Grandpa-Otts.html
BoopsieTN
McMinnville, TN

September 23, 2013
9:49 AM

Post #9668002

I have Grandpa Ott's and its a dark purple.

Cville_Gardener

Cville_Gardener
the Highland Rim of
United States
(Zone 7a)

September 23, 2013
10:21 AM

Post #9668031

There are others besides Grandpa Ott's that are classified as Ipomoea purpurea. Some of those have heart-shaped leaves.

http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/adv_search.php?searcher[common]=morning glory&searcher[family]=&searcher[genus]=Ipomoea&searcher[species]=purpurea&searcher[cultivar]=&searcher[hybridizer]=&searcher[grex]=&search_prefs[blank_cultivar]=&search_prefs[sort_by]=rating&images_prefs=both&Search=Search

2gardenkate

2gardenkate
Crofton, MD
(Zone 7a)

September 23, 2013
11:21 AM

Post #9668076

Then maybe it's not a cultivated variety, it's the species. There can be a lot of variation in the straight species.
BoopsieTN
McMinnville, TN

September 24, 2013
4:45 PM

Post #9669341

The picture doesn't really show the colors good, it has 5 pink rays and the center is white with pink around it. The bloom is a light lavendar color. It has lots of seed pods which I also have a picture of if anyone needs to see them in help giving me a name for it.

Cville_Gardener

Cville_Gardener
the Highland Rim of
United States
(Zone 7a)

September 25, 2013
3:55 AM

Post #9669614

Have you looked through the link?

http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/adv_search.php?searcher[common]=morning glory&searcher[family]=&searcher[genus]=Ipomoea&searcher[species]=purpurea&searcher[cultivar]=&searcher[hybridizer]=&searcher[grex]=&search_prefs[blank_cultivar]=&search_prefs[sort_by]=rating&images_prefs=both&Search=Search
BoopsieTN
McMinnville, TN

September 26, 2013
3:01 PM

Post #9670975

Still no luck at all!

Cville_Gardener

Cville_Gardener
the Highland Rim of
United States
(Zone 7a)

September 26, 2013
3:07 PM

Post #9670980

Well, morning glories do cross-pollinate very, very easily so it could be a cross of any of a number of varieties. You may never know for sure. Or you may come across it one day. I hope so.

bluetexasbonnie
Geronimo, TX

September 26, 2013
4:36 PM

Post #9671042

Grandpa Ott's -- I bought seed about 10 years ago that was labeled as Grandpa Ott's. It was 100% white on the package and in reality. I bought it at a fancy botanical garden in New Jersey. It was sold as an heirloom morning glory. It is the only morning glory that has ever naturalized for me here in the blacklands of south Texas.

I wonder if it was mislabeled, or if there are different strains/colors.
singhg45
Delhi
India

September 27, 2013
3:06 AM

Post #9671299

Reminds me of Ipomoea indica

Cville_Gardener

Cville_Gardener
the Highland Rim of
United States
(Zone 7a)

September 27, 2013
3:28 AM

Post #9671301

Could be that one.
wheresthebeach
Colorado Springs, CO
(Zone 5b)

September 27, 2013
7:50 AM

Post #9671465

Looks just like my heavenly blue morning glories as they are fading out to die or have been hit with too strong of sun during the day. Do they all do this or do they go through color changes?
BoopsieTN
McMinnville, TN

September 27, 2013
6:08 PM

Post #9671942

Its not Heavenly Blue as I have them. I think all morning glory blooms fade as the day goes on.
Thanks for looking.
steadycam3
Houston Heights, TX
(Zone 9a)

September 27, 2013
6:29 PM

Post #9671952

This looks like yours and it says it is a wildflower.
http://www.123rf.com/photo_10276508_blue-and-lavender-morning-glory-wildflowers.html

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

September 28, 2013
3:10 PM

Post #9672580

I still think it's a purpurea cross. Can you post a pic of the seeds, seed pod on the vine and the sepals. That will all help with a positive ID of the type of flower, though not necessarily a "name" since it could be a cross as I stated in the MG forum.

Where did you get the seeds? I have one that looks very similar to it.
BoopsieTN
McMinnville, TN

September 28, 2013
3:46 PM

Post #9672600

I got the plants from a friends house and planted them in a big flower pot at my house. She said she bought the pack of seeds last year at Dollar General Store and they were just labeled morning glory seeds.
BoopsieTN
McMinnville, TN

September 28, 2013
3:47 PM

Post #9672602

For some reason I am having problems uploading pictures of seeds. I will post them as soon as my laptop will let me.
BoopsieTN
McMinnville, TN

September 28, 2013
3:53 PM

Post #9672609

Here are the seeds! I hope this can help someone can help with a name for it.

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Cville_Gardener

Cville_Gardener
the Highland Rim of
United States
(Zone 7a)

September 28, 2013
4:09 PM

Post #9672620

I still learn toward an I. purpurea cross too ... especially if they came from Dollar Gen.
BoopsieTN
McMinnville, TN

September 28, 2013
4:19 PM

Post #9672623

Does anyone know of a good name for it? I thought about Lavender Delight since it is lavender with the 5 pink rays with the pink and white center. As the day goes on the bloom fades and the pink rays turn blue.
I'm open for names for it!

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steadycam3
Houston Heights, TX
(Zone 9a)

September 28, 2013
4:31 PM

Post #9672628

Since it has "rays", what about Lavender Sun?
Windy
Belleville , IL
(Zone 6b)

September 28, 2013
5:33 PM

Post #9672671

isn't there a President Tyler mg. I think it is lighter than the Grandpa Otts.
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luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

September 28, 2013
6:19 PM

Post #9672698

It's definitely a purpurea.
BoopsieTN
McMinnville, TN

September 29, 2013
4:36 PM

Post #9673567

This is a much better picture! Its been cloudy all day and I took it after 2:00 this afternoon. This 1 shows the pink rays good and its light lavender color.

I'm still taking suggestions on a name for it.

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Cville_Gardener

Cville_Gardener
the Highland Rim of
United States
(Zone 7a)

September 30, 2013
4:50 AM

Post #9673878

Lavender Star is my suggestion for a name. :)

It might actually be Ipomoea 'Caprice'?

bluetexasbonnie
Geronimo, TX

September 30, 2013
4:51 AM

Post #9673879

Morning Happiness.

;)
BoopsieTN
McMinnville, TN

October 3, 2013
6:15 AM

Post #9676722

How does 1 tell the difference between a regular morning glory and a Japanese Morning Glory? I know a lot of Japanese Morning Glory plants have different leaves and different shaped leaves.

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

October 3, 2013
12:38 PM

Post #9677034

What are you considering a regular MG?
BoopsieTN
McMinnville, TN

October 3, 2013
1:26 PM

Post #9677081

In my area morning glories come up everywhere and have heart shaped leaves and the Japanese Morning Glories I have seen are usually not perennials and some are hard to grow where a plain morning glory requires little care. I only have 1 Japanese morning glory that comes back each year.
I'm just wondering if my lavender morning glory is just a plain morning glory.

luvsgrtdanes

luvsgrtdanes
(Ronnie), PA
(Zone 6b)

October 4, 2013
5:59 AM

Post #9677630

Boopsie, most I. purpurea and I. nil aren't perennials, they are just reseeding. here is a link that has a lot of info on the types of MGs.

Hope this helps.
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/824965/
http://forums.gardenweb.com/forums/load/vines/msg0923151115316.html

I would suggest starting a question thread in the MG forum lots of people can help you there.

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