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PlantFiles: Tall Morning Glory
Ipomoea purpurea 'Aomurasakizyouhantenshibori'

Family: Convolvulaceae (kon-volv-yoo-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Ipomoea (ip-oh-MEE-a) (Info)
Species: purpurea (pur-PUR-ee-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Aomurasakizyouhantenshibori
Additional cultivar information: (aka Blue-Purple Flaked, Ao muraski zyouhanten shibori)

One vendor has this plant for sale.

18 members have or want this plant for trade.

Vines and Climbers

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

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Seed is poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Magenta (Pink-Purple)
White/Near White

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


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)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
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
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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3 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive grovespirit On Jul 7, 2010, grovespirit from Sunset Valley, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

Also called simply Shibori (Dappled or Flaked), Emma's Gift, and Carnevale di Venezia.
This fancy heirloom strain of Ipomoea purpurea was named Carnevale di Venezia not just as a marketing name but also because it's believed to have historical connection to Venice.
An older relative of mine found seeds of this variety for sale in Venice while she was there on European vacation. Because it was unlike any other morning glory she had ever seen, my relative asked about the plant's history. The Venetian seed vendor said the variety had been grown in Venice a very long time- at least since the Crusades- and that where it came from before that is uncertain.

Sorry to be a stickler for proper plant naming, however- Pretty please do not confuse this plant with 'Tye Dye Blue' or 'Tie Dye Blue'...Those are incorrect names for this plant.
The actual 'Tie Dye Blue' JMG is a whole different striped MG from Japan- Ipomoea nil. It has larger flowers with a different flower shape, and overall looks quite different.

Positive onalee On Feb 15, 2008, onalee from Brooksville, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

According to my Japanese translator:

This name is constructed with these 3 words.
Aomurasaki zyouhanten shibori

Not zyouhaten, zyouhanten is correct.
Not sibori, shibori is correct.

"ao" is blue,
"murasaki" is purple,
so, "aomurasaki" means bluish-purple.

"zyou" originated from branch, it means stripe for MG's.

"hanten" means a spot,
so, "zyouhanten" means Striped and Spotted.

"shibori" means dappled

"aomurasaki zyouhanten shibori" is just explained what they look like:

Bluish-purple, Striped, Spotted, and Dappled.

Positive zemerson On Oct 20, 2005, zemerson from Calvert County, MD (Zone 7a) wrote:

Pretty morning glory and very prolific bloomer/seeder. Every bloom is different. I can now say with pretty good certainity that aomurasakizyouhatensibori is pronounced "yo-moo-ra-SOCK-ih-zyou-HAT-en-see-BOR-ee" (courtesy of an native japanese speaker)


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

Decatur, Alabama
Robertsdale, Alabama
Phoenix, Arizona
Tucson, Arizona
Carmichael, California
Ramona, California
Temecula, California
Brooksville, Florida
Sebastian, Florida
Tampa, Florida
Zephyrhills, Florida
Greenville, Indiana
Barbourville, Kentucky
Halifax, Massachusetts
Scio, Oregon
North Augusta, South Carolina
Prosperity, South Carolina
Georgetown, Texas
San Antonio, Texas

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