Ipomoea Species, Lindheimer's Morning Glory, Blue Morning Glory

Ipomoea lindheimeri

Family: Convolvulaceae (kon-volv-yoo-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Ipomoea (ip-oh-MEE-a) (Info)
Species: lindheimeri (lind-HY-mer-ee) (Info)



Vines and Climbers

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade




Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us


24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)


Unknown - Tell us


USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


Seed is poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Light Blue

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Flowers are fragrant

Bloom Size:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Other details:

May be a noxious weed or invasive

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:


Propagation Methods:

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Scarify seed before sowing

Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored


This plant is said to grow outdoors in the following regions:

Derby, Kansas

Bay City, Michigan

Arlington, Texas

Belton, Texas

Copperas Cove, Texas

De Leon, Texas

Helotes, Texas

Plano, Texas

Round Rock, Texas

San Antonio, Texas

Shepherd, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Feb 11, 2007, LindaTX8 from NE Medina Co., TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

This morning glory is a perennial native toTexas and sometimes graces what seems like the most unlikely areas of the Texas hill country with its vines, attractive foliage and the most lovely lavender blooms! I believe it prefers good drainage and tolerates heat well. I usually give it a trellis or something to climb, but one plant made do by climbing up my fig tree, perfectly happy to be there. In the wild many end up just sprawling over the ground in the absence of anything else.


On Aug 17, 2005, Texasbloomer from Plano, TX wrote:

Started 7 or 8 seeds in a pot in late May. Germinated and grew fairly fast. Mid-July planted in ground; continued to grow swiftly with minimal water, direct sun south side. Aug. 1 ,....over the 6' fence; first two blooms today (8-17) as true-blue and beautiful as the other gardner's photo here! Don't let the unually shaped small foliage fool you! A lovely, delicate vine!


On Jul 17, 2005, RON_CONVOLVULACEAE from Netcong, NJ (Zone 5b) wrote:

Thank you for showing pictures of the leaves and especially the side of the corolla and the sepals, all of which contribute so much to a positive plant identification!