Japanese Morning Glory
Ipomoea nil 'Red Speckled'

Family: Convolvulaceae (kon-volv-yoo-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Ipomoea (ip-oh-MEE-a) (Info)
Species: nil (nil) (Info)
Cultivar: Red Speckled
Additional cultivar information:(aka Red Speckled Kikyo, Q751, Round Red Speckled)

Category:

Annuals

Vines and Climbers

Height:

Unknown - Tell us

Spacing:

Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Seed is poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Fuchsia (Red-Purple)

Red

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Foliage:

Variegated

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

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 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:

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Regional

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

Wilmington, Delaware

Brooksville, Florida

Claxton, Georgia

Jacksonville, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Apr 13, 2009, onalee from Brooksville, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

Although listed as 'red', the color stripes on these flowers seems to vary more towards a dark pink, but may get to red. There are 2 Japanese names that I've been told for these, the difference in the names has to do with the leaves rather than the flowers. Some are said to have more yellow-green leaves while others are more blue-green - both are variegated.

The Yellow-green leaved ones are called:
AO(ki) Fuiri Uzuba akabeni fukkake-shibori kikyouzaki

The Blue-green ones are called:
Ao Fuiri Uzuba beni fukkake-shibori kikyouzaki