Japanese Morning Glory 'Maisugata'


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



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Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

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

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)


6-9 in. (15-22 cm)


Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade


Seed is poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:


Dark Purple/Black

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Blooms repeatedly


Unknown - Tell us

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:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

From seed; direct sow after last frost

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

Seed Collecting:

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

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored


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

Elk Grove, California

Brooksville, Florida

Claxton, Georgia

Henderson, Nevada

Plano, Texas

San Antonio, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:


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

Grew them and loved them. Started them early, grew quickly and when they finally bloomed, what an awesome sight! Will grow lots more of these next year if I can find seeds. Mine didn't produce any before it died. Kept in huge pot all late spring and summer 'til labor day.
Beautiful! Very Eye-Catching!


On Jul 30, 2005, RON_CONVOLVULACEAE from Netcong, NJ (Zone 5b) wrote:

The Morning Glory shown here is one of the true interspecific hybrids created by the esteemed Dr.Yoshiaki Yoneda as one of the yojiro (white rayed) types...The Mt.Fuji series being another one of the yojiro hybrids.
The flower sepals as shown here, which are very elongated(!),but still triangulated in shape, look very characteristic of Ipomoea nil,but in actual fact,this plant is a true interspecific hybrid of Ipomoea nil and Ipomoea purpurea.


On Jul 27, 2005, onalee from Brooksville, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

So far. this has been one of the toughest Japanese Morning glories I've grown with the blooms lasting well into the afternoon in the shade. Very beautiful deep purple color with white spokes, the blooms are about 4" across, some a bit larger. The translation I got for this name is as follows:

Maisugata...a dancing posture
Mai means dancing, sugata means a posture, pose, figure, form. So, one's dancing posture.

I planted seeds I got from Japan and had 100% germination on them - fast growers and fast bloomers. Seeds DO NOT need to be soaked before planting.

These are one of my favorite Japanese Morning glories - not as tender as some of the others and excellent color!