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Tall Morning Glory
Ipomoea purpurea 'Jamie Lynn'

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



Vines and Climbers


6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 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:

Pale Pink

Light Blue

Bloom Time:

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

Suitable for growing in containers

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

From seed; germinate in vitro in gelatin, agar or other medium

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


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


Temecula, California

Barbourville, Kentucky

North Augusta, South Carolina

Beaumont, Texas

Jacksonville, Texas

Chewelah, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Aug 19, 2008, EmmaGrace from Jacksonville, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

Jamie Lynn continues to be one of my very favorite Morning Glories and I can not imagine a year without growing this Unique Beauty. Even though the Blooms are a Stunning Solid White with a Soft Light Pink Halo and Sometimes Partial Star, this is still genetically a variation of the ‘Flaked’ gene. Also, some blooms will be a Very Soft Pastel Solid Blue sporadically throughout the year.

Jamie Lynn is a result of seeds that I 'Isolated' and grew separately that produced many different patterns and Pastel Colors of Extremely Pale Pink, Pale Blue, and White that were either Solid Colored or Freckled-Type Blooms. All of the seeds that I have grown since 2005 of Jamie Lynn have continued to produce ‘True’.

For those who are interested in the genetic details, Jamie ... read more