Morning Glory
Ipomoea andersonii

Family: Convolvulaceae (kon-volv-yoo-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Ipomoea (ip-oh-MEE-a) (Info)
Species: andersonii (an-der-SOH-nee-eye) (Info)

Category:

Vines and Climbers

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:

Pink

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

Soil pH requirements:

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

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

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

From seed; direct sow after last frost

From seed; germinate in vitro in gelatin, agar or other medium

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

Moreno Valley, California

Scio, Oregon

Westmoreland, Tennessee

Brazoria, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

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2
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RatingContent
Positive

On Aug 30, 2005, Gourd from Mesilla Park, NM wrote:

This plant took a full year to get established from seed. The first year it was sown the seedlings almost did not survive. It was very slow grower and I gave up on it. This year the vines came back on their own very unexpected.

They are supposed to form a tuber, but I have not been able to detect one and will dig further to take a photo.

The flowers are worth the wait, they are gorgeous.

Out of 10 seeds I sowed, only 5 germinated and only two vines made it to this stage.

edited to add:

I've since moved from Southern CAL 10/2006 to NM and I brought the tubers with me.. low and behold, it survived the freezes here outside in a pot top dressed with bark. One large tuber made it and one small one. I've ch... read more

Neutral

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

This species is most closely related to Ipomoea amnicola..

Neutral

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

I have tried many times to germinate this Morning Glory and finally got a couple to vine and flower. Very pretty flowers and leaves but the seeds are really unusual. They resemble Althea seed (Rose of Sharon), they are fuzzy with a flat whorl of fuzzy like you see in Athea seed.