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PlantFiles: Tall Morning Glory
Ipomoea purpurea 'Split Personality'

Family: Convolvulaceae (kon-volv-yoo-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Ipomoea (ip-oh-MEE-a) (Info)
Species: purpurea (pur-PUR-ee-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Split Personality

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

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16 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)
30-40 ft. (9-12 m)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early 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:
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 seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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5 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive BUFFY690 On Sep 6, 2011, BUFFY690 from Prosperity, SC (Zone 7b) wrote:

I have had great success with this plant in my zone 7 garden, it has lived through minimal rainfall and not so regular waterings, and very high temps, fast grower, and 3" - 4" blooms for me. My neighbors have asked when I planted that Mandevilla, which was the effect I was going for with the other tropical looking plants nearby. Setting pods now since our temps finally dropped below 100 degrees...:O) Can't wait until seed collecting time, and next spring to grow this one again.

Positive tcs1366 On Oct 21, 2008, tcs1366 from Leesburg, FL (Zone 9b) wrote:

Very beautiful "Deep hot pink" color, with white 'throat" and split petals. Had it intertwined with my Jackmanii Clematis and it was stunning.

Positive rh3708 On Sep 7, 2006, rh3708 from Westmoreland, TN (Zone 7a) wrote:

This MG dose well for me it covers the front porch posts.
Climbing to the top of the house it has to be cut back from time to time.
It's great as a screen,...growing fast to cover what ever you have it on.

Positive OhioBreezy On Jul 7, 2004, OhioBreezy from Dundee, OH (Zone 5b) wrote:

a very lush grower here, vines are full, leaves very healthy and should put on a beautiful display here real soon

Positive WillowWasp On Apr 27, 2004, WillowWasp from Jones Creek, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

very pretty Morning Glory kinda small but not as small as Orange Noah.


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

Jones, Alabama
Phoenix, Arizona
Elk Grove, California
Altamonte Springs, Florida
Itasca, Illinois
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Dundee, Ohio
Prosperity, South Carolina
Lafayette, Tennessee
Brazoria, Texas
Jacksonville, Texas
Round Rock, Texas
Saint George, Utah
Bremerton, Washington

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