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PlantFiles: Tall Morning Glory
Ipomoea purpurea 'Sydney'

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

7 members have or want this plant for trade.

Vines and Climbers

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

Unknown - Tell us

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade

Seed is poisonous if ingested
Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested
All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Light Blue
Medium Blue
Dark Blue

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:
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

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

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3 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Texasbloomer On Sep 19, 2005, Texasbloomer from Plano, TX wrote:

Took a long time to grow. Started in a pot in May. Earthed it Late June. Vine finally took off in July. Began blooming early Aug. one or 2 blooms a day. Now it has 50 or more a day. Huge vine and so colorful. Walker-byers love this one! Last week I had 2 pink ones bloom in the midst of the blues. Will attach pics soon. Similar to pic. posted here.

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

Nice...Comes out of the I.purpurea "Antique Mixes"...;

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

With light blue to dark blue star spoked blooms this is a pretty morning glory to grow. Blossms are around 4-5 inches across and the folige is a solid dark green. Fast to come up and begin vining. I am told this is a good one for hanging baskets but my vines were pretty long and I didn't think it would have been suitable for baskets.


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

Elk Grove, California
Hawthorne, California
Temecula, California
Zephyrhills, Florida
Barbourville, Kentucky
Scio, Oregon
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Brazoria, Texas
Freeport, Texas
Plano, Texas

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