Category: Annuals Biennials Perennials Vines and Climbers
Height: 4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m) 6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m) 8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)
Spacing: 9-12 in. (22-30 cm)
Hardiness: Not Applicable
Sun Exposure: Full Sun Sun to Partial Shade
Danger: Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested
Bloom Color: Pink 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 Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping 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)
Patent Information: Non-patented
Propagation Methods: From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall 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
On Oct 17, 2010, plantladylin from Daytona Beach, FL (Zone 9b) wrote:
VERY invasive here in Florida! This stuff is taking over my yard, choking out my perennial beds, covering miniature azaleas, climbing a pole and covering a birdhouse! I don't think it's possible to eradicate this menace! I thought for sure our record breaking cold winter would kill it out once and for all! Ha ... it came back with a vengeance!
On Sep 16, 2006, renatelynne from Boerne new zone 30, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:
Very pretty flower but it grows everywhere, reseeds to the point you can hardly get rid of it, twines around and kills other plants and grasses! I just pull a thousand yards of this out of my yard every year. I never started it but between the birds and the wind I have it everywhere.
On Sep 5, 2004, trois from Santa Fe, TX (Zone 9b) wrote:
This plant is growing wild all over this place. It is a profuse bloomer and has covered many fences and small trees. The blooms are small for a Morning Glory, but make up for this with many blooms. We like it. Very early morning flowers tend to be more blue, fading to mostly pink in a few hours.
On Aug 27, 2004, frankentrina from Lockhart, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:
I happen to like them, If they're in the right spot. There was some coming up in a flowerbed when I moved in here, and I keep digging them up everytime one sprouts and transplanting it to my fenceline. I want them growing there to make a privacy border, not in the flowerbed strangling everything else. I let the vine on the fence flower, so it will continue to grow there, though I collected as many seeds as I could before too many dropped. I keep digging up the ones in the flowerbed, and hopefully I'll eventually get rid of them there. We usually dont get a hard enough freeze to kill off the roots.
Well, I can't say that I've had SUCCESS with this plant. It started growing in my backyard up through some cast iron plant and I didn't put it there! It looked okay, so I left it. Now, its growing up my trellis with some wisteria and its taking over! It looked alright for a little while, but it sure grows fast! I'll have to take some clippers to it to keep it under control.
On Apr 10, 2003, Lavanda from Mcallen, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:
This is a wildflower in Texas, and has naturalized from the southeastern USA west to Texas, if not further west. It grows as far south as all of Mexico.
If they "adopt" you and your garden, you will love them.
The flowers are small, about 2 inches in width from tip of petal to tip of petal. They vary in color from pale mauve to medium lavender color. They are not as pale as white, nor as dark as blue or purple. I have seen them grow as tall as 10-15 feet, and extend at least three feet wide.
I trichocarpa has inbred so much with I. lacunosa to such an extent that it is supposed that there is no longer a pure strain of I. trichocarpa.
On Aug 29, 2002, Wingnut from Spicewood, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:
Texas native. This plant can be invasive as it produces LOTS of seeds and self seeds freely. It seems like EVERY SEED sprouts TWO plants! LOLOL! But in a dry place where nothing else will grow except cactus, it would do well.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
Keystone Heights, Florida Niceville, Florida Pembroke Pines, Florida Pensacola, Florida South Daytona, Florida Zephyrhills, Florida Richmond Hill, Georgia Barbourville, Kentucky Zachary, Louisiana Palmyra, New Jersey Scio, Oregon Lincolnville, South Carolina Lafayette, Tennessee Westmoreland, Tennessee Austin, Texas (2 reports) Blanco, Texas Brazoria, Texas Briarcliff, Texas Dallas, Texas Dalworthington Gardens, Texas Garland, Texas Houston, Texas (2 reports) Humble, Texas Hutchins, Texas Jacksonville, Texas Katy, Texas Keller, Texas La Porte, Texas Lockhart, Texas Lometa, Texas Nassau Bay, Texas Round Rock, Texas Santa Fe, Texas Scenic Oaks, Texas Shepherd, Texas Spring, Texas (2 reports) Waxahachie, Texas Arlington, Virginia