Tall Morning Glory
Ipomoea purpurea 'Feathered Purple'

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

Category:

Annuals

Vines and Climbers

Height:

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

Spacing:

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Seed is poisonous if ingested

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Dark Blue

Blue-Violet

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Foliage:

Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Other details:

May be a noxious weed or invasive

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

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:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse

From seed; stratify if sowing indoors

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

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Regional

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

Elk Grove, California

Dundee, Ohio

Lafayette, Tennessee

Jacksonville, Texas

Shepherd, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Sep 27, 2004, QueenB from Shepherd, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

Very vigorous, fast climber, typical of I. purpurea. The flowers are beautiful and unusual, even if they don't last long. Well worth planting again.

Positive

On Sep 14, 2004, OhioBreezy from Dundee, OH (Zone 5b) wrote:

OH This one is stunning!! The blooms are huge! tons of "feathery" petals and just very large overall. Vine is already up over 14 feet this season. Large "soft" solid heart shaped leaves.