Height: 12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m) 15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m) 20-30 ft. (6-9 m) 30-40 ft. (9-12 m)
Spacing: 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: White/Near White
Bloom Time: Mid Summer Late Summer/Early Fall
Foliage: Herbaceous Smooth-Textured
Other details: May be a noxious weed or invasive 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)
On May 11, 2007, collincountytx from Dallas, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:
Looks great in front of a red, wood fence in my back yard. Heavily reseeding. Make sure your fence or arbor are strong. This beautiful, but vigorous vine has bent two thin metal arbors. I am now using a thick metal arbor which has supported the vine without problems.
On Aug 20, 2005, ipomoeadude from Accokeek, MD wrote:
Of all the morning glories I've grown, this was the most vigorous climber. The flowers are unremarkable, at least from a distance, but are attractive when viewed close up. Combine Milky Way with one of the dark varieties (Grandpa Ott's, Kniola's Black, etc.) and perhaps with Crimson Rambler for a terrific display of color and contrast. I did that one year and wound up with a couple of interesting sports, both of which returned the following year. Plant this where you won't mind seeing it year after year; like the other purpureas, it's almost impossible to eradicate.
On Nov 12, 2003, suncatcheracres from Old Town, FL wrote:
Ipomoea purpurea, along with several other types of morning glories, are the first seeds I ever planted, with my mother's help in a sunny spot along a long, old wire fence in our backyard on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. I was eight years old, and these flowers inspired a life-long love of gardening.
The plants are evergreen in the Tropical South, but are used as a reseeding annual everywhere else. They grow rapidly, and the flowers can appear only a few weeks after the seed is sown, so they are a good candidate for children's gardens. The large, 5" flowers come in many lovely colors with white throats, and in this cultivar the white throat is obviously expanded to include the whole flower, with just small marks of color. Holding back on fertilizer and water will encourage flowering, and the plants reseed every year.
Watch out that the seedlings don't get away from you and eventually become a nusiance--but a lovely nusiance.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
Carmichael, California Laguna West-lakeside, California Spring Hill, Florida Barbourville, Kentucky Prospect, Kentucky Zachary, Louisiana South China, Maine Battle Creek, Michigan Blair, Nebraska Lincoln, Nebraska , New Jersey Dundee, Ohio Mount Orab, Ohio Hulbert, Oklahoma Bangor, Pennsylvania Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Lafayette, Tennessee Dallas, Texas Freeport, Texas Lakehills, Texas Plano, Texas Round Rock, Texas Pearisburg, Virginia Kalama, Washington