Japanese Morning Glory
Ipomoea nil 'Hama No Nishiki'

Family: Convolvulaceae (kon-volv-yoo-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Ipomoea (ip-oh-MEE-a) (Info)
Species: nil (nil) (Info)
Cultivar: Hama No Nishiki
Additional cultivar information:(aka Brocade of the Beach)

Category:

Annuals

Vines and Climbers

Height:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

Spacing:

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Seed is poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Fuchsia (Red-Purple)

Red

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Foliage:

Unknown - Tell us

Other details:

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

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From herbaceous stem cuttings

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

From seed; direct sow after last frost

From seed; germinate in a damp paper towel

Seed Collecting:

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

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Regional

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

Brooksville, Florida

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Dec 25, 2008, onalee from Brooksville, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

From my friend in Japan, here is the translation of 'Nishiki':

Original meaning is from silk textile, fabrics that have many colors. They are made by colorful yarn, red, gold, silver yarns, are very beautiful, thick fabrics and beautiful pattern, very expensive. These are used for Japanese Kimono.

Original meaning is based fabrics, but we usually use Nishiki for Beautiful, Gorgeous and for fine things.

We use Nishiki for a person who was with great success. We say a person who brought Nishiki to his or her home country. It means he or she achieved their success greatly, and became very rich, and came back to their home country with nice rich clothes. It means fine succeeded person.

And sometimes we use Nishiki for beauty of turne... read more