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Height: 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)
Spacing: 15-18 in. (38-45 cm)
Hardiness: Not Applicable
Sun Exposure: Full Sun Sun to Partial Shade
Danger: Seed is poisonous if ingested
Bloom Color: Rose/Mauve Violet/Lavender Purple
Bloom Time: Mid Summer Late Summer/Early Fall
Foliage: Herbaceous Shiny/Glossy-Textured
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)
Patent Information: Non-patented
Propagation Methods: From seed; sow indoors before last frost From seed; direct sow after last frost
Seed Collecting: Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored
On Feb 18, 2012, ransom3 from Zephyrhills, FL wrote:
I love morning glories. I find it unfortunate that some people blame the vigorous nature of this beautiful flower instead of their own lack of planning in choosing where to grow it for their EXTREME dissatisfaction. Basically, most morning glories are very easy to grow, but where you decide to plant them should be concern number one.
On Jul 13, 2009, khabbab from lahore Pakistan (Zone 10b) wrote:
This is a perennial here in lahore pakistan specially if winter cared. It blooms heavily in August-September but in some areas has longer blooming season. It is one of fastest vines i have ever grown. The ones in soil bed are much faster and vigorous than those in clay pot. Blooms open in early morning and closes at noon. Does not need much fertilizer and water to flower. Forget it if you want blooms.
On Nov 25, 2008, njarratt from London + Italy United Kingdom wrote:
I grow this in Southern Italy - now in its 4th year, self-sown volunteers now pop up. 3 seedlings moved to a new area this year covered the whole of it in no time at all! It CAN be invasive, but the seedlings are easy to recognise and I just pull most out as soon as I see them. Leaving 3 or 4 to an area is enough and I put a net up behind them for support. I have only just cut them down now, even though they are still in flower and we've not had frosts yet (and often don't), simply because I wanted to collect the seeds this year rather than let them fall to the ground. I've had loads to give away or swap, which is nice. I use cheap netting and cut the whole thing down, rather than try and extricate the dying vines from the netting.
In summary, great for covering an unsightly area or even just for adding colour to a plain wall. They will trail over walls prettily, but will strangle other plants if not allowed to climb or given support. Great for hot areas - they don't need much water. I have them in one zone with no water/irrigation at all and they die off in August, when it gets too hot. They then regroup and were in flower again in November, when it got cooler. In fact, they are the only thing that will grow in my 'dry' areas other than roses and alyssum.
It is commonly sold in Home Depot and other nurseries, where it's blooms last all day long because they are growing under shade cloths. Alough the blooms are nice, they dont last long out in the real world (outside of the nursery where they aren't under a shade cloth). In our 100+ degree summers the blooms fold up by 9 in the morning, and the rest of the day you're looking at a bunch of shaggy looking leaves. It is also etremely invasive and once you have it in your harden once, it is nearly impossible to get rid of. It is very prone to getting aphids and a load of other parasites and rambles over EVERYTHING, including brick walls, reseeding itself everywhere. Unless you live in a climate where frost and freezes can help you control this vine and where the temperature isnt 80 degrees as soon as the sun rises, you shouldnt plant this invasive vine.
If this plant is allowed to go to seed even once, you'll battle it for years ... especially if it is on a neighbor's fence and they don't help you battle it!
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
Villers-lès-nancy, Amesti, California Apple Valley, California Chowchilla, California El Cajon, California El Sobrante, California Laguna West-lakeside, California Los Angeles, California Martinez, California Redding, California San Diego, California Pike Creek, Delaware Combee Settlement, Florida Pembroke Pines, Florida Zephyrhills, Florida Cornelia, Georgia Demorest, Georgia Chicago, Illinois Washington, Illinois Fort Wayne, Indiana Macy, Indiana Melbourne, Kentucky Prince Frederick, Maryland Dearborn Heights, Michigan Rock Tavern, New York Lexington, North Carolina Mars Hill, North Carolina Fargo, North Dakota Dundee, Ohio Fruit Hill, Ohio Scio, Oregon Millersburg, Pennsylvania Melville, Rhode Island Lincolnville, South Carolina Hendersonville, Tennessee Lafayette, Tennessee Plano, Texas Shepherd, Texas Victoria, Texas