Japanese Morning Glory
Ipomoea nil 'Keiryu'

Family: Convolvulaceae (kon-volv-yoo-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Ipomoea (ip-oh-MEE-a) (Info)
Species: nil (nil) (Info)
Cultivar: Keiryu

Category:

Annuals

Vines and Climbers

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

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

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

Spacing:

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Danger:

Seed is poisonous if ingested

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Light Blue

Bloom Time:

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Unknown - Tell us

Other details:

May be a noxious weed or invasive

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

Scarify seed before sowing

Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season

Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Regional

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

Elk Grove, California

Ellicott City, Maryland

Dundee, Ohio

Scio, Oregon

Brazoria, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

On Jul 19, 2005, RON_CONVOLVULACEAE from Netcong, NJ (Zone 5b) wrote:

The 'full' poetic Japanese translation into English would be "Mountain Stream of Light"

Positive

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

Beautiful Pale powdery blue Morning Glory with specks. After a while in the sun it turns to a Mauve Blue. Maybe slightly larger than the Clarks Heavenly Blue. I loved the way it looked as if it was dusted with a light blue powder. So soft and so victorian looking, a real gem in my garden and I will plant it again and again.
Dee