Tall Morning Glory 'Aomurasakizyouhantenshibori'

Ipomoea purpurea

Family: Convolvulaceae (kon-volv-yoo-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Ipomoea (ip-oh-MEE-a) (Info)
Species: purpurea (pur-PUR-ee-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Aomurasakizyouhantenshibori
Additional cultivar information:(aka Blue-Purple Flaked, Ao muraski zyouhanten shibori)



Vines and Climbers

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade



Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us


8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)


9-12 in. (22-30 cm)


Not Applicable

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


Seed is poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Magenta (pink-purple)


White/Near White

Bloom Characteristics:

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

Bloom Size:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Blooms repeatedly

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)

Patent Information:


Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

From seed; direct sow after last frost

From seed; germinate in a damp paper towel

Seed Collecting:

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

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


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

Decatur, Alabama

Robertsdale, Alabama

Phoenix, Arizona

Tucson, Arizona

Carmichael, California

Ramona, California

Temecula, California

Brooksville, Florida

Sebastian, Florida

Tampa, Florida

Zephyrhills, Florida

Greenville, Indiana

Barbourville, Kentucky

Halifax, Massachusetts

Scio, Oregon

North Augusta, South Carolina

Prosperity, South Carolina

Georgetown, Texas

San Antonio, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Jul 7, 2010, grovespirit from Sunset Valley, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

Also called simply Shibori (Dappled or Flaked), Emma's Gift, and Carnevale di Venezia.
This fancy heirloom strain of Ipomoea purpurea was named Carnevale di Venezia not just as a marketing name but also because it's believed to have historical connection to Venice.
An older relative of mine found seeds of this variety for sale in Venice while she was there on European vacation. Because it was unlike any other morning glory she had ever seen, my relative asked about the plant's history. The Venetian seed vendor said the variety had been grown in Venice a very long time- at least since the Crusades- and that where it came from before that is uncertain.

Sorry to be a stickler for proper plant naming, however- Pretty please do not confuse this plant with 'Tye Dy... read more


On Feb 15, 2008, onalee from Brooksville, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

According to my Japanese translator:

This name is constructed with these 3 words.
Aomurasaki zyouhanten shibori

Not zyouhaten, zyouhanten is correct.
Not sibori, shibori is correct.

"ao" is blue,
"murasaki" is purple,
so, "aomurasaki" means bluish-purple.

"zyou" originated from branch, it means stripe for MG's.

"hanten" means a spot,
so, "zyouhanten" means Striped and Spotted.

"shibori" means dappled

"aomurasaki zyouhanten shibori" is just explained what they look like:

Bluish-purple, Striped, Spotted, and Dappled.


On Oct 20, 2005, zemerson from Calvert County, MD (Zone 7a) wrote:

Pretty morning glory and very prolific bloomer/seeder. Every bloom is different. I can now say with pretty good certainity that aomurasakizyouhatensibori is pronounced "yo-moo-ra-SOCK-ih-zyou-HAT-en-see-BOR-ee" (courtesy of an native japanese speaker)