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PlantFiles: Japanese Morning Glory
Ipomoea nil 'Hatsu Arashi'

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

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6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Seed is poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer


Other details:
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; 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

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3 positives
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive EmmaGrace On Aug 10, 2011, EmmaGrace from Jacksonville, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

Hatsu Arashi Japanese Morning Glory does NOT have Variegated leaves. They are a Solid Green Tri-Lobed.

There is, however, another Japanese Morning Glory that looks almost exactly like Hatsu Arashi that is Akatsuki no Umi and this JMG 'DOES' have Variegated Leaves

Neutral blessedmutti On Jul 13, 2009, blessedmutti from East Gippsland
Australia wrote:

This beautiful creeper grows perhaps too well in the cooler regions of Australia. I live in Victoria, Australia and planted one cutting along a fence about five years ago. It has spanned about 10 metres and roots everywhere that it touches soil.....where it takes off again.
It is very beautiful, but is threatening to strangle everything in it's way. My husband is very unamused as he has been fighting this plant for about four years and it is still winning.

Positive Texasbloomer On Sep 18, 2005, Texasbloomer from Plano, TX wrote:

Lovely morning glory; almost the first to bloom in my yard this (early) summer. Not many of my seeds germ. but about 5 did and tho the vine is anorexic, it grew 7' and there are 3-8 blooms each day. Some near ground; some over the wall. A wonderful deep-dark blue. One of my favorites. Next year I'll plant about 50 seeds rather than 15 or 16. Got morning shade; afternoon sun. Maybe that's what stunted the vine a bit. Wonderul flower!!

Positive OhioBreezy On Jul 8, 2004, OhioBreezy from Dundee, OH (Zone 5b) wrote:

A lovely bloomer - one of the first to open in my garden's this year. Grows well in part shade and seems to have a deeper color in shade rather than a little washed out if in full sun. A definite if you like "blues" in the garden.

Neutral marwill On Jun 3, 2003, marwill from Toronto, ON (Zone 6a) wrote:

'Hatsu Arashi' is a term used in Japan to invoke the autumn season. It is translated as 'first autumn storm'.


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

Elk Grove, California
Fairfield, California
Jacksonville, Florida
Angier, North Carolina
Dundee, Ohio
Willoughby, Ohio
Scio, Oregon
Lafayette, Tennessee
Westmoreland, Tennessee
Brazoria, Texas
Jacksonville, Texas
Plano, Texas
Round Rock, Texas
Chimacum, Washington

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