Japanese Morning Glory
Ipomoea nil 'Kanoko'

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

Category:

Annuals

Vines and Climbers

Height:

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

Spacing:

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

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:

Pale Pink

Pink

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Variegated

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:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

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

From seed; stratify if sowing indoors

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 pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Regional

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

Elk Grove, California

Zephyrhills, Florida

Brazoria, Texas

Freeport, Texas

Jacksonville, Texas

Franklin, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:

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On Nov 15, 2006, ByndeweedBeth from scio, oregon, OR (Zone 8a) wrote:

Sometimes called "Shikanoko" as well.

Positive

On Feb 13, 2005, WillowWasp from Jones Creek, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

Beautiful White with pink splattered blooms, blizzard pattern. Large Blooms of up to 6 inches and very profilic, vines will be covered most of the season with these striking blooms. Add the varigated green to silvery foliage and you have a real show stopper.