Japanese Morning Glory
Ipomoea nil 'Sun Smile Red'

Family: Convolvulaceae (kon-volv-yoo-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Ipomoea (ip-oh-MEE-a) (Info)
Species: nil (nil) (Info)
Cultivar: Sun Smile Red
Additional cultivar information:(aka Sunsmile Red)

Category:

Annuals

Vines and Climbers

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

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

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Seed is poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Pink

Fuchsia (Red-Purple)

Bloom Time:

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Variegated

Other details:

May be a noxious weed or invasive

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

Scarify seed before sowing

Seed Collecting:

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

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Regional

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

Ramona, California

Barbourville, Kentucky

Dundee, Ohio

Lenoir City, Tennessee

Brazoria, Texas

Vancouver, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Aug 17, 2013, Suseart from Ramona, CA (Zone 9a) wrote:

This is NOT at all like a cameo elegance. This MG does not vine, it is a shrub. Cameo and Minibar rose are vines, like the typical MG. this is a low shrub, and does not spread out at all. And the bloom is bigger than either of the above.

Neutral

On Mar 22, 2006, zville123 from Zanesville, OH (Zone 6a) wrote:

Looks very similar to 'Cameo Elegance,' just to name one of a few.