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PlantFiles: 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)

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Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Seed is poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Fuchsia (Red-Purple)
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall


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:

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

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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive onalee 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


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

Wilmington, Delaware
Brooksville, Florida
Claxton, Georgia
Jacksonville, Texas

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