Hybrid Morning Glory
Ipomoea 'Early Call Mixed'

Family: Convolvulaceae (kon-volv-yoo-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Ipomoea (ip-oh-MEE-a) (Info)
Cultivar: Early Call Mixed

Category:

Annuals

Vines and Climbers

Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Seed is poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Pale Pink

Pink

Medium Blue

Purple

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Variegated

Other details:

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

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; sow indoors before last frost

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Regional

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

Capistrano Beach, California

El Sobrante, California

Merced, California

San Clemente, California

Jacksonville, Florida

Buford, Georgia

Chicago, Illinois

Niles, Illinois

Zeeland, Michigan

Blue Springs, Missouri

Leland, North Carolina

Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Brazoria, Texas

Houston, Texas

Plano, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

2
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2
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RatingContent
Positive

On Sep 11, 2011, Cibarius from (Doug) Murfreesboro, TN wrote:

Ipomoea nil Early Call climbed my flagpole and the vine would have reached ten feet if I had not pruned it back. It made uniform, sky blue blossoms that are a delight to see in the morning. It bloomed early in July and lasted until frost.

Neutral

On Dec 31, 2005, RON_CONVOLVULACEAE from Netcong, NJ (Zone 5b) wrote:

the 'Early Call' mix is almost always a mixture of Ipomoea nil,but sometimes marketed with Ipomoea purpurea

Positive

On Aug 17, 2003, bustout123 from Chicago, IL wrote:

I think this is the same as the ones we have on our roof deck this year in Chicago. We did not start from seed. We bought small new plants and they have just started to bloom. We have a mixture of deep purple and amazing blue. They took about 2 months to fill the railing but now they are awesome. I will throw a pic up in a moment. I hope they will drop some seeds for next year.

Neutral

On Oct 29, 2001, Crimson from Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b) wrote:

Blooms midsummer until frost, flowers are sky-blue, violet, royal purple, bright pink, and deep crimson. Highlighted by a brilliant white pinwheel and picotee pattern, 6-inch bloom stays open longer than other Morning Glories. The lobed foliage, of bright green splashed with white and gray tones.