Japanese Morning Glory
Ipomoea nil 'Akatsuki no Hikari'

Family: Convolvulaceae (kon-volv-yoo-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Ipomoea (ip-oh-MEE-a) (Info)
Species: nil (nil) (Info)
Cultivar: Akatsuki no Hikari

Category:

Groundcovers

Vines and Climbers

Height:

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

Spacing:

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Danger:

Seed is poisonous if ingested

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Red

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Variegated

Other details:

May be a noxious weed or invasive

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow after last frost

From seed; germinate in a damp paper towel

From seed; germinate in vitro in gelatin, agar or other medium

Scarify seed before sowing

Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Elk Grove, California

Dundee, Ohio

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Brazoria, Texas

Plano, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Nov 27, 2005, OhioBreezy from Dundee, OH (Zone 5b) wrote:

Wonerful bloom, love the color combination. This is also known as HEIAN KAORI, thru Takii seed company.

Positive

On Jun 2, 2005, WillowWasp from Jones Creek, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

This is a very large-blossomed Japanese Morning Glory (5-6 + inches easily) with a white, white skirt and scarlet red eye or throat. Unfortunately it does not endure much sun and/or wind so it tears easily and sunburns in just a couple of hours. This one will close rather quickly, if not offered protection. Should be planted in more shade.