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Ipomoea sloteri 'Apricot Candy'

Family: Convolvulaceae (kon-volv-yoo-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Ipomoea (ip-oh-MEE-a) (Info)
Species: sloteri (SLO-ter-eye) (Info)
Cultivar: Apricot Candy

10 members have or want this plant for trade.

Vines and Climbers

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)
9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Seed is poisonous if ingested
All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Pale Yellow

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall
Late Fall/Early Winter


Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
This plant is suitable for growing indoors
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Provides winter interest
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:

Propagation Methods:
From herbaceous stem cuttings
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

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3 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive EmmaGrace On Sep 14, 2014, EmmaGrace from Jacksonville, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

Ipomoea sloteri, an interesting species, was first created by successfully hybridizing Ipomoea coccinea and Ipomoea quamoclit, thus creating the new species of Ipomoea x multifida which when it had become fully stabilized after several generations was given the updated binomial of Ipomoea sloteri = an allotetraploid derived from Ipomoea x multifida . . .
The new species shows a flower most like the Ipomoea coccinea, sepals most like Ipomoea quamoclit, but with a new leaf shape with divided foliage like the Ipomoea quamoclit, but with the overall heart shape of the Ipomoea coccinea.

Ipomoea sloteri 'Apricot Candy' is a NEW cultivar from Texas and is a member of the Convolvulaceae Family, which the Morning Glory also belongs
. . . and is a Delightful Slender, Twining Climber.
Ipomoea sloteri is *NOT* to be confused with Ipomoea quamoclit Cypress Vine.
'Apricot Candy' is an interesting cultivar bearing deeply cut, Lanced Green Foliage and Gorgeous, Bright Apricot Blooms with a Vivid Yellow Center with slight Yellow dotting the edge of the blooms at the tips of each *Star* point. What sets 'Apricot Candy' apart from the ‘Regular’ Solid Red Ipomoea sloteri is the Unusual ‘Flower Color Dilution’.

Positive ransom3 On May 23, 2013, ransom3 from Zephyrhills, FL wrote:

This is the first time I have ever grown this unusual orange and yellow morning glory. At one time the seeds were exceptionally hard to find. This is truly a warm, glowing flower. I find its foliage very attractive too.I keep my one plant well watered and it does not seem to diminish the number of blooms.I'll be sure to save its seeds to share.

Positive VineWorld On Feb 5, 2013, VineWorld from Syracuse, UT (Zone 7b) wrote:

Exceptionally easy to grow. I've had it flowering in a mere roughly 1 QT pot until recently moving it to a 1/2 Gal. Much akin to the regular Ipomoea sloteri. Although this one has some gorgeous apricot colored blooms with a yellow center!


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

Zephyrhills, Florida
Barbourville, Kentucky
Jacksonville, Texas
Syracuse, Utah

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