Japanese Morning Glory
Ipomoea nil 'Beni Chidori'

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

Category:

Annuals

Vines and Climbers

Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 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

Bloom Color:

Red

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

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

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

Scarify seed before sowing

Seed Collecting:

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

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

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

Elk Grove, California

Brazoria, Texas

Freeport, Texas

Jacksonville, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

On Mar 22, 2006, zville123 from Zanesville, OH (Zone 6a) wrote:

Looks similar to 'Cameo Elegance.' Don't know if they're the same.

Neutral

On Mar 4, 2005, WillowWasp from Jones Creek, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

This is a very nice plant to use in hanging baskets. It is full of blooms from spring till summer. This one was done blooming by June or first of July. I like plants that grow longer and there are far too many other reds to choose from to limit myself to one that limits itself to growth. So if I want a red in the future I will choose Chimson rambler, Rose Red or another. But this is a good one if you have limited space and need a more compact vine.