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PlantFiles: Scarlet Morning Glory
Ipomoea hederifolia

Family: Convolvulaceae (kon-volv-yoo-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Ipomoea (ip-oh-MEE-a) (Info)
Species: hederifolia (hed-er-ih-FOH-lee-uh) (Info)

Synonym:Ipomoea coccinea var. hederifolia
Synonym:Ipomoea luteola
Synonym:Ipomoea phoenicia
Synonym:Ipomoea angulata

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Tropicals and Tender Perennials
Vines and Climbers

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)
9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Scarlet (Dark Red)

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring

Grown for foliage

Other details:
May be a noxious weed or invasive

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:
By dividing the rootball
From herbaceous stem cuttings
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse
From seed; stratify if sowing indoors
From seed; sow indoors before last frost
From seed; direct sow after last frost
From seed; germinate in a damp paper towel
Scarify seed before sowing
By simple layering

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

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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive celtic_dolphin On Aug 16, 2005, celtic_dolphin from Boone, NC (Zone 4b) wrote:

I purchased seeds for this vine from Select Seeds - they have it listed as Hearts and Honey Vine. The leaves are very much like a morning glory - heart shaped. The flowers are very small, but brilliantly colored, and hummingbirds can't resist. Seeds ripen quickly, and are easy to collect, each flower produces three to four seeds.


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

Daphne, Alabama
Montgomery, Alabama
Clearwater, Florida
Fountain, Florida
Hollywood, Florida
Pensacola, Florida
New Orleans, Louisiana
Halifax, Massachusetts
Warrensville, North Carolina
Hulbert, Oklahoma
Crossville, Tennessee
Lafayette, Tennessee
Austin, Texas
Beaumont, Texas
Houston, Texas
Plano, Texas
San Antonio, Texas

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