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PlantFiles: Tall Morning Glory
Ipomoea purpurea 'Sunrise Serenade'

Family: Convolvulaceae (kon-volv-yoo-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Ipomoea (ip-oh-MEE-a) (Info)
Species: purpurea (pur-PUR-ee-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Sunrise Serenade

3 vendors have this plant for sale.

24 members have or want this plant for trade.

Vines and Climbers

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)
6-9 in. (15-22 cm)
9-12 in. (22-30 cm)
12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade

Seed is poisonous if ingested
All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall
Blooms repeatedly

Unknown - Tell us

Other details:
May be a noxious weed or invasive
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
This plant is suitable for growing indoors
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season
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:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse
Direct sow as soon as the ground can be worked
From seed; sow indoors before last frost
From seed; direct sow after last frost
From seed; germinate in a damp paper towel
From seed; germinate in vitro in gelatin, agar or other medium
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
Unblemished fruit must be significantly overripe before harvesting seed; clean and dry seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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5 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive SlImCoGnItO On Aug 12, 2008, SlImCoGnItO from Colorado Springs, CO (Zone 5a) wrote:

Doesn't seem to grow as quickly as other MG's, but beautiful blossoms all the same.It's probably because I have mine in a hanging container. It does extremely well where I have it; it receives full sun in a south facing location. Though, it seems to require more water than I expect it to.

If you don't give it anything to climb up, it wraps around itself and mounds very nicely, making it very full.

Soemtimes I even get single blooms, though I haven't noticed any pattern as to why yet. The single blooms are just as pretty as the doubles, in my opinion.

Positive ByndeweedBeth On Aug 13, 2007, ByndeweedBeth from scio, oregon, OR (Zone 8a) wrote:

Note: The first few blooms on this plant usually are "singles" rather than the shredded type you begin to see later. This has prompted a few growers to think they got the wrong plant. Patience!!!! The blooms will become more and more shredded as the plant matures.

Neutral Redkarnelian On Nov 3, 2006, Redkarnelian from Newmarket, ON (Zone 5a) wrote:

Vigorous growing, double morning glory blooms that are 1-3 inches, slightly wavy, cherry red with white bases.

Positive Seedsower On Oct 30, 2005, Seedsower from Franklin, WI (Zone 5a) wrote:

I grew this one at my daughters house and enjoyed its whimsical appearance. It was the first morning glory to bloom in my zone 5 and bloomed continously all summer long. Produced a very good amount of seed too.

Positive Kell On Sep 19, 2005, Kell from Northern California, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

For me, this is a deep pink color. It climbed up a 6 foot trellis in about a week. It also sent out lots of runners all over the area that it is in. Free flowering.

Positive OhioBreezy On Aug 18, 2004, OhioBreezy from Dundee, OH (Zone 5b) wrote:

This is one of the truer "reds" it blooms all day long - clear into evening in full sun! It is extra "ruffely" or "frilly". It needs tied up, does not climb well on it's own. Would make a lovely specimen for a potted or hanging basket.


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

Phoenix, Arizona
Elk Grove, California
Richmond, California
San Leandro, California
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Dunnellon, Florida
Zephyrhills, Florida
Norcross, Georgia
Vevay, Indiana
Barbourville, Kentucky
Dunmor, Kentucky
Brandon, Mississippi
Helena, Montana
Brick, New Jersey
Moorestown, New Jersey
Brooklyn, New York
Dundee, Ohio
Hulbert, Oklahoma
Scio, Oregon
Walterville, Oregon
Summerville, South Carolina
Lafayette, Tennessee
Westmoreland, Tennessee
Arlington, Texas
Dripping Springs, Texas
Houston, Texas
Sugar Land, Texas
Kalama, Washington
Franklin, Wisconsin

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