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PlantFiles: Tall Morning Glory
Ipomoea purpurea 'Blue 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: Blue Split Personality

7 members have or want this plant for trade.

Vines and Climbers

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

Seed is poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall


Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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No positives
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral WillowWasp On Jul 11, 2009, WillowWasp from Jones Creek, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

I have grown the pink and it was very pretty and had lots of blooms. This one I must say was sparce and the blooms never opened all the way. I was dissappointed with the flowreing but I will try it again next year since it has been so dry this year and that may be the reason it did so poorly.

Neutral OhioBreezy On Jul 11, 2004, OhioBreezy from Dundee, OH (Zone 5b) wrote:

Just like the pink split personality only this is blue!!!!


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

Elk Grove, California
Dundee, Ohio
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Freeport, Texas

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