Tall Morning Glory
Ipomoea purpurea 'Rebecca'

Family: Convolvulaceae (kon-volv-yoo-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Ipomoea (ip-oh-MEE-a) (Info)
Species: purpurea (pur-PUR-ee-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Rebecca

Category:

Annuals

Vines and Climbers

Height:

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 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

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Magenta (Pink-Purple)

Fuchsia (Red-Purple)

Blue-Violet

Purple

Maroon (Purple-Brown)

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Scarify seed before sowing

Seed Collecting:

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:

Carmichael, California

Menlo Park, California

Monterey, California

Melbourne, Florida

Zephyrhills, Florida

Barbourville, Kentucky

Ellicott City, Maryland

Mount Orab, Ohio

Greenwood, South Carolina

North Augusta, South Carolina

Jacksonville, Texas

Plano, Texas

Round Rock, Texas

Shepherd, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jul 9, 2005, QueenB from Shepherd, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

This variety has done great for me. I had one seedling turn into a fence full of flowers! This particular strain is a darker sport of 'Joyce Cobb'.