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

Category:

Annuals

Vines and Climbers

Height:

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

Spacing:

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Danger:

Seed is poisonous if ingested

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Pink

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

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

Regional

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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Gardeners' Notes:

5
positives
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

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

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

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

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

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

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.