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PlantFiles: Japanese Morning Glory
Ipomoea nil 'Minibar Rose'

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

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3 members have or want this plant for trade.


4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Magenta (Pink-Purple)

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

Grown for foliage

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

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; direct sow outdoors in fall
From seed; stratify if sowing indoors
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
Unblemished fruit must be significantly overripe before harvesting seed; clean and dry seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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2 positives
3 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Tammylp On Nov 1, 2010, Tammylp from Lima, OH (Zone 5b) wrote:

Very lovely; I have always put this on our deck, in a huge pot with a trellis. It has always does well; but this year it struggled with the heat, even in some partial shade. It could look wilted even if watered We had a very hot and dry summer this year. I may try putting it in the ground next year to keep its roots cooler.

Neutral zville123 On Feb 28, 2006, zville123 from Zanesville, OH (Zone 6a) wrote:

This MG looks similar to an I. nil (?) I've seen called 'Cameo Elegance.' Perhaps someone with more experience would know if they are one in the same.

Neutral RON_CONVOLVULACEAE On Jul 17, 2005, RON_CONVOLVULACEAE from Netcong, NJ (Zone 5b) wrote:

Ipomoea nil "Minibar Rose" shares many characteristics of the Ipomoea nil "Beni Chidori" entered in the PlantFiles and the Ipomoea nil "Cameo Elegance" also in PlantFiles. These 3 entries may represent variations of the same type...

Neutral OhioBreezy On Sep 14, 2004, OhioBreezy from Dundee, OH (Zone 5b) wrote:

A lovely bloom and beautiful varigated leaves. However, the bloom is so small, needs to be planted in a container or hanging basket to see it's full potential.

Positive DivaElPaso On Mar 22, 2003, DivaElPaso from El Paso, TX wrote:

WOW!!! I've never seen a picture of this plant. The variageted leaves are BEAUTIFUL!


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

Somerville, Massachusetts
Manchester, New Hampshire
Dundee, Ohio
Lima, Ohio
Painesville, Ohio
Scio, Oregon
Bangor, Pennsylvania
North Augusta, South Carolina
Lafayette, Tennessee
Westmoreland, Tennessee

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