Japanese Morning Glory
Ipomoea 'Chocolate'

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

Category:

Annuals

Vines and Climbers

Height:

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Spacing:

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Seed is poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Rose/Mauve

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Late Fall/Early Winter

Foliage:

Herbaceous

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:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Regional

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

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El Sobrante, California

Crestview, Florida

Boone, Iowa

Dubuque, Iowa

Barbourville, Kentucky

Ewing, Kentucky

Detroit, Michigan

Valley Cottage, New York

Greensboro, North Carolina

Dundee, Ohio

Lynchburg, Ohio

Newark, Ohio

Bangor, Pennsylvania

Lafayette, Tennessee

Brazoria, Texas

Freeport, Texas

Jacksonville, Texas

Plano, Texas

Shepherd, Texas

North Bend, Washington

Seattle, Washington

Cabin Creek, West Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jul 20, 2010, zanejr from Cabin Creek, WV (Zone 6b) wrote:

If you like morning glories, you'll like this one. I have some chocolates that are variegated, some all green, and the flowers are 4-5 inches across, like heavenly blue. Some blooms tend to have white around the rims.

Positive

On Jul 20, 2010, Ithiel from Detroit, MI (Zone 6b) wrote:

I grew some of these about 6 years ago or so in partial shade, it bloomed in August with flowers about 5 to 6 inches across. The leaves on mine were variegated unlike the images here, I've never seen any with variegated foliage since then.

Positive

On Jun 13, 2004, WillowWasp from Jones Creek, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

Absolutly beautiful Morning Glory and sooo huge. So far it is the largest I have seen. There are also so mutants appering in the vine along with the regular color. A real intresting flower to grow, I will grow it again...

Positive

On Aug 31, 2002, mystic from Ewing, KY (Zone 6a) wrote:

Really a pretty morning glory. With hugh blooms. I will grow this one again.