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PlantFiles: 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)

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3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

Not Applicable

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:

Bloom Time:
Blooms repeatedly


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:

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

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1 positive
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Gourd 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 changed my rating to positive because it looks like once it is established, you can have some great flowers and anything that I can leave outside for the winter is a winner with me.

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

This species is most closely related to Ipomoea amnicola..

Neutral WillowWasp 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.


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

Elk Grove, California
Moreno Valley, California
Scio, Oregon
Westmoreland, Tennessee
Brazoria, Texas

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