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PlantFiles: Tall Morning Glory
Ipomoea purpurea 'Midnight Velvet'

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

4 members have or want this plant for trade.

Category:
Vines and Climbers

Height:
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)
10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

Spacing:
6-9 in. (15-22 cm)
9-12 in. (22-30 cm)
12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:
Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Dark Purple/Black

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

Foliage:
Grown for foliage

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
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; stratify if sowing indoors
From seed; sow indoors before last frost
From seed; direct sow after last frost

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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Profile:

No positives
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral rh3708 On Sep 23, 2005, rh3708 from Westmoreland, TN (Zone 7a) wrote:

Thanks Ron!

this one is like so many i grow that look like the same flower.
i will not grow this one next year.

Neutral RON_CONVOLVULACEAE On Sep 5, 2005, RON_CONVOLVULACEAE from Netcong, NJ (Zone 5b) wrote:

.This "Midnight Velvet" looks indistinguishable from many other dark colored I.purpureas and I believe the term"Midnight Velvet" to be the result of a recent marketing effort to sell something 'old' under a catchy new name...be forewarned...but if you like the darker colored ones,check it out(!)...

Regional...

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

Elk Grove, California
Lafayette, Tennessee
Brazoria, Texas
Freeport, Texas



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