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PlantFiles: Japanese Morning Glory
Ipomoea nil 'Akatsuki no Murasaki'

Family: Convolvulaceae (kon-volv-yoo-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Ipomoea (ip-oh-MEE-a) (Info)
Species: nil (nil) (Info)
Cultivar: Akatsuki no Murasaki

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Vines and Climbers

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade

Seed is poisonous if ingested
Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

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

Grown for foliage

Other details:
May be a noxious weed or invasive
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Flowers are fragrant
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Suitable for growing in containers

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:
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Propagation Methods:
From seed; stratify if sowing indoors
From seed; direct sow after last frost
From seed; germinate in a damp paper towel

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds
Seed does not store well; sow as soon as possible

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5 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive LiliMerci On Mar 17, 2010, LiliMerci from North of Atlanta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

large, Kool-Aid-grape color blooms. Very easy to grow and produce a good (manageable) amount of seeds but not quite invasive in my zone.

Positive Texasbloomer On Sep 18, 2005, Texasbloomer from Plano, TX wrote:

Wonderful flower tho my vine was straggly. My blooms are about 5" but some are a little

Positive WillowWasp On Jun 15, 2005, WillowWasp from Jones Creek, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

The seed were easy and fast to sprout. First blooms were a little less than 60 days before they were open. I must say the photo on the package was more of a Purple than the blue you seed in my bloom.

Positive OhioBreezy On Aug 27, 2004, OhioBreezy from Dundee, OH (Zone 5b) wrote:

This is a stunning bloom, and it is HUGE 6 inches across face of bloom!!! Very nice to grow again. I had gotten my seeds from someone who got them from the co-op, have discussed the photo of mine compared to the others submitted and came up with this: Mine looked like what hers was from whom I received the seeds :) It is possible there are more than one variety of these?

Positive TwinLakesChef On Aug 24, 2003, TwinLakesChef from OC, CA & Twin Lakes IA, IA (Zone 4b) wrote:

These seeds were soaked and planted very late (mid June).
The variegated foliage has been enjoyable by itself.
What a treat when this first bloom opened August 24th.


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

Elk Grove, California
Norcross, Georgia
Dundee, Ohio
Scio, Oregon
Westmoreland, Tennessee
Freeport, Texas
Plano, Texas

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