Japanese Morning Glory
Ipomoea nil 'Picotee Blue Single'

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

Category:

Annuals

Vines and Climbers

Foliage Color:

Chartreuse/Yellow

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Blue-Violet

Bloom Time:

Late Summer/Early Fall

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Deciduous

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

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; direct sow after last frost

From seed; germinate in a damp paper towel

Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Remove fleshy coating on seeds before storing

Unblemished fruit must be significantly overripe before harvesting seed; clean and dry seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Regional

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

Campbell Hill, Illinois

Baker, Louisiana

Halifax, Massachusetts

Elephant Butte, New Mexico

Brewster, New York

Dundee, Ohio

North Olmsted, Ohio

Oberlin, Ohio

Scio, Oregon

Bangor, Pennsylvania

West Chester, Pennsylvania

Lafayette, Tennessee

Jacksonville, Texas

Plano, Texas

Round Rock, Texas

Kalama, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:

3
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RatingContent
Positive

On Jan 18, 2014, Mr_Monopoly from North Olmsted, OH wrote:

Very beautiful plant. The flowers tend to hide behind the leaves away from direct sunlight.

Positive

On Sep 14, 2004, OhioBreezy from Dundee, OH (Zone 5b) wrote:

Lovely deep blue in color, some blooms are single and some are double all on same vine. Tight leaves of a beautiful deep deep green. This is definitely one to grow in a pot or hanging basket where you can see it, the leaves tend to "hide" the blooms if it is growing up a stake.

Positive

On Aug 1, 2003, Dinu from Mysore
India (Zone 10a) wrote:

Since it does not grow tall and long, it is suitable for hanging baskets which should be hung against a lighter background so that the blue flowers are at their best.

The flowers are dark blue in the morning when it is open, turning to a purple by noon and darkish pink by evening before closing up. On warm days it closes earlier.