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PlantFiles: Tall Morning Glory
Ipomoea purpurea 'Pink Shibouri'

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

8 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)

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Blooms repeatedly


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

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From seed; sow indoors before last frost
From seed; direct sow after last frost
From seed; germinate in a damp paper towel

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

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1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral RON_CONVOLVULACEAE On Sep 22, 2005, RON_CONVOLVULACEAE from Netcong, NJ (Zone 5b) wrote:

The reflexed seedpod and shape of the sepals clearly show this to be an Ipomoea purpurea and the corolla pattern is is the flaked strain of Ipomoea purpurea.

Positive WillowWasp On Feb 9, 2005, WillowWasp from Jones Creek, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

Dainty Morning Glory, smaller than I expected but still a nice specimen. The vine was grown in total shade and didn't produce as much as I would have like but it did still produce some flowers and a good bit of seed. Almost all pods had 6 seed in them...........


Grew it again this year and it has not produced any better than the year before and it was planted in more sun this time. As a matter a fact the flowers are more white than pink and they are from seed I collected last year.
I am going to change the soil mixture next year to a loose potting mix and see if that will help it produce better flowers and more seed.


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

Carmichael, California
Zephyrhills, Florida
Barbourville, Kentucky
Baker, Louisiana
Halifax, Massachusetts
Dundee, Ohio
Westmoreland, Tennessee
Brazoria, Texas
Jacksonville, Texas
Round Rock, Texas

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