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

Category:

Vines and Climbers

Height:

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pink

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Blooms repeatedly

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

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

Regional

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

Reepham,

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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Gardeners' Notes:

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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

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...........

09/07/2005

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.