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Japanese Morning Glory
Ipomoea nil 'Fuji no Murasaki'

Family: Convolvulaceae (kon-volv-yoo-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Ipomoea (ip-oh-MEE-a) (Info)
Species: nil (nil) (Info)
Cultivar: Fuji no Murasaki
Additional cultivar information:(aka Purple Fuji)
Hybridized by Dr.Yoshiaki Yoneda
Registered or introduced: 1995

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)

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

Spacing:

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Danger:

Seed is poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Light Blue

Blue-Violet

Purple

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Variegated

Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

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

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:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

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

Direct sow as soon as the ground can be worked

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

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:

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

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

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

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Claxton, Georgia

Scio, Oregon

Lafayette, Tennessee

Jacksonville, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

2
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RatingContent
Positive

On Jan 4, 2007, ByndeweedBeth from scio, oregon, OR (Zone 8a) wrote:

Grew well inside during winter in a south facing window, blooming almost every day.

Positive

On Sep 7, 2006, rh3708 from Westmoreland, TN (Zone 7a) wrote:

This JMG wont open the proper way it is so big the flower is ripped by the time its open fully.
But the colors of this JMG is wonderful it has a light blue glow on the edges between the violet and the white spokes.
It jumps out at you and stops you in your tracks.
I think it's a keeper.
The bloom is 6 1/2 inches.
:}
Robbie