Japanese Morning Glory
Ipomoea nil 'Rose Silk'

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

Category:

Annuals

Vines and Climbers

Height:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing:

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Rose/Mauve

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Variegated

Mottled

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

From seed; direct sow after last frost

From seed; germinate in a damp paper towel

Seed Collecting:

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

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Regional

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

Chicago, Illinois

Ellicott City, Maryland (2 reports)

Dundee, Ohio

Lewisburg, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Portsmouth, Rhode Island

Lafayette, Tennessee

Freeport, Texas

Jacksonville, Texas

Plano, Texas

Round Rock, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jan 11, 2010, Clary from Lewisburg, PA (Zone 6b) wrote:

A more delicate ipomoea, both in appearance and performance - slow to leaf and bloom and not as large as other varieties. The unusual leaves and flowers make this vine worth growing, but if you're looking for full coverage of a structure, interplant it with other vines.

Positive

On Nov 19, 2004, norska from Ellicott City, MD (Zone 7a) wrote:

Beautiful flower. I also like the mottled coloring of the leaves.

Positive

On Aug 3, 2004, OhioBreezy from Dundee, OH (Zone 5b) wrote:

Oh! the color on this one is absolutely stunning! Definitely one to grow year after year for me