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Does anyone know the name of this morning glory?

McMinnville, TN

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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Contra Costa County, CA(Zone 9b)

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.

McMinnville, TN

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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Crofton, MD(Zone 7a)

Is that the variety known as Grandpa Ott's?

http://www.seedsavers.org/onlinestore/Flower-Seeds/Flower-Grandpa-Otts.html

McMinnville, TN

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

Crofton, MD(Zone 7a)

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

McMinnville, TN

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.

McMinnville, TN

Still no luck at all!

Clarksville, TN(Zone 6b)

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.

Geronimo, TX

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.

Delhi, India

Reminds me of Ipomoea indica

Clarksville, TN(Zone 6b)

Could be that one.

Colorado Springs, CO(Zone 5b)

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?

McMinnville, TN

Its not Heavenly Blue as I have them. I think all morning glory blooms fade as the day goes on.
Thanks for looking.

Houston Heights, TX(Zone 9a)

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

(Ronnie), PA(Zone 6b)

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.

McMinnville, TN

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.

McMinnville, TN

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

McMinnville, TN

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

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Clarksville, TN(Zone 6b)

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

McMinnville, TN

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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Houston Heights, TX(Zone 9a)

Since it has "rays", what about Lavender Sun?

(Ronnie), PA(Zone 6b)

It's definitely a purpurea.

McMinnville, TN

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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Clarksville, TN(Zone 6b)

Lavender Star is my suggestion for a name. :)

It might actually be Ipomoea 'Caprice'?

Geronimo, TX

Morning Happiness.

;)

McMinnville, TN

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.

(Ronnie), PA(Zone 6b)

What are you considering a regular MG?

McMinnville, TN

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.

(Ronnie), PA(Zone 6b)

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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