Japanese Morning Glory
Ipomoea nil 'Plum Frost'

Family: Convolvulaceae (kon-volv-yoo-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Ipomoea (ip-oh-MEE-a) (Info)
Species: nil (nil) (Info)
Cultivar: Plum Frost
Additional cultivar information:(aka Ume Shimo)

Category:

Annuals

Vines and Climbers

Height:

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

Spacing:

3-6 in. (7-15 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:

Fuchsia (Red-Purple)

Blue-Violet

Purple

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Herbaceous

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

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

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse

From seed; stratify if sowing indoors

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:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Dundee, Ohio

Jacksonville, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Nov 30, 2005, zemerson from Calvert County, MD (Zone 7a) wrote:

The original 'Plum Frost' was a beautiful purple bloom with white frosty patterns at the edge. It was introduced by EmmaGrace (one of many :) and promptly spread to other ipomaniacs (MG lovers) who grew the seed and got a number of beautiful variations such as OhioBreezy's, with much less "frosting" of the blooms and a deeper purple tint.

Mine grew out to be simple, solid pink/purple blooms with a white eye.