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PlantFiles: 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)

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Vines and Climbers

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)
10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)
12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Seed is poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Fuchsia (Red-Purple)

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall

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:
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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


1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive onalee 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 turned color leaves that are red, yellow, gold, orange mixture beautiful colors in autumn. We say "Nishiki of momiji". Momiji is Japanese maple trees. It is many beautiful colors that were originally from a beauty of Japanese Kimono fabrics.
Nishiki means fine things like these.


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

Brooksville, Florida

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