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PlantFiles: Tall Morning Glory
Ipomoea purpurea 'Crimson Rambler'

Family: Convolvulaceae (kon-volv-yoo-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Ipomoea (ip-oh-MEE-a) (Info)
Species: purpurea (pur-PUR-ee-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Crimson Rambler
Additional cultivar information: (aka Bright-eyed Girl)

Synonym:Convolvulus purpureus
Synonym:Ipomoea hirsutula
Synonym:Ipomoea purpurea var. diversifolia
Synonym:Pharbitis purpurea

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27 members have or want this plant for trade.

Vines and Climbers

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)
15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)
20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Magenta (Pink-Purple)

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall


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:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
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
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Jessamine79 On Jan 9, 2011, Jessamine79 from Hobart
Australia wrote:

I was sold the seeds to this as 'Scarlet O'Hara' but after the plant bloomed it was identified by an expert as Crimson Rambler. This plant has generally been easy to grow and took approximately 2 months to flower. The seed was old when I sowed it which has led to the plant and flowers being smaller than expected, I'm hoping this will produce fresh seeds I can use to cultivate more plants for next year, which should be more vigorous.

Positive LilyLover_UT On Jan 17, 2005, LilyLover_UT from Ogden, UT (Zone 5b) wrote:

'Crimson Rambler' has pretty, purplish-red flowers with a white throat. Morning glories are easy to grow from seed, and they usually self-sow.

Soak the seeds overnight before sowing. Sow outdoors after the last frost, 1/8" deep, or start indoors in peat pots 3 weeks before the last frost date.


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

Gaylesville, Alabama
Tucson, Arizona
Elk Grove, California
Merced, California
Sun City, California
Aurora, Colorado
Brooksville, Florida
Keystone Heights, Florida
Miami, Florida
Sebastian, Florida
Zephyrhills, Florida
Derby, Kansas
Morrice, Michigan
Marietta, Mississippi
Dundee, Ohio
Scio, Oregon
Bangor, Pennsylvania
Jessup, Pennsylvania
Lafayette, Tennessee
Mc Minnville, Tennessee
Westmoreland, Tennessee
Brazoria, Texas
Carrollton, Texas
Freeport, Texas
Georgetown, Texas
Granbury, Texas
Midland, Texas
Plano, Texas

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