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PlantFiles: Yellow Morning Glory
Ipomoea ochracea

Family: Convolvulaceae (kon-volv-yoo-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Ipomoea (ip-oh-MEE-a) (Info)
Species: ochracea (oh-KRA-see-uh) (Info)

Synonym:Ipomoea afra
Synonym:Ipomoea curtissii
Synonym:Ipomoea ochroleuca
Synonym:Ipomoea ochracea var. curtissii
Synonym:Ipomoea ochracea var. ochracea

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Vines and Climbers

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Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade

Seed is poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Pale Yellow
Bright Yellow

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

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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:

Propagation Methods:
From seed; sow indoors before last frost
Scarify seed before sowing

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive TexasPuddyPrint On Nov 22, 2005, TexasPuddyPrint from Edinburg, TX wrote:

Original seeds from Reunion Island. Have been growing these since 2002 in the deep south tip of Texas. Blooms appear in Fall around September/October and continue through the Spring (April/May). Had one vine in a pot that lived 34 months. That one froze completely in December 2004 (we got a freak snowfall/freeze) and I neglected to protect my plants. Others planted around the yard froze to the ground but came back.

Several tendrils quickly found their way under my back gate, grew along the side of the house and then climbed onto a trellis about 20 feet away from the main root. The vines tend to grow really, really, really long.

Seeds sprouted easily enough using the damp paper towel in a baggie method. Threw a few older seeds out along the backyard fence back in June and they are blooming now as are the ones that froze to the ground last year.

Often get sprouts from fallen seed. This vine seems to thrive in our south Texas heat and do much better planted in the ground than in a pot.

~ Cat (south tip of Texas - zone 9b)

Neutral zemerson On Nov 7, 2005, zemerson from Calvert County, MD (Zone 7a) wrote:

I haven't actually grown this yet but I'd like to add that the seeds will nine times out of ten not sprout if the seedcoat isn't nicked. I almost learned that too late :)
I have some seeds expanding in water at the moment.
EDIT:seeds sprouted!

Neutral poppysue On Nov 9, 2002, poppysue from Westbrook, ME (Zone 5a) wrote:

Lots of nice foliage but no flowers in my zone 5. This plant needs a longer growing season than I could give. I had visions of wintering it over but they never materialized...


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

Pinellas Park, Florida
Zephyrhills, Florida
Pukalani, Hawaii
Barbourville, Kentucky
Westmoreland, Tennessee
Edinburg, Texas

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