Ipomoea Species, Entireleaf Morning Glory, Ivy-Leaved Morning Glory

Ipomoea nil

Family: Convolvulaceae (kon-volv-yoo-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Ipomoea (ip-oh-MEE-a) (Info)
Species: nil (nil) (Info)
Synonym:Ipomoea hederacea
Synonym:Ipomoea hederacea var. integriuscula



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


4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)


6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)


Not Applicable

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


Seed is poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Light Blue

Dark Blue

Bloom Characteristics:

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

Bloom Size:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

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

Seed Collecting:

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


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

Robertsdale, Alabama

Gilbert, Arizona

Queen Creek, Arizona

Tucson, Arizona(2 reports)

Sun City, California

Temecula, California

Newark, Delaware

Dunnellon, Florida

Keystone Heights, Florida

Sebastian, Florida

Zephyrhills, Florida

Cornelia, Georgia

Thomaston, Georgia

Farmersburg, Indiana

Derby, Kansas

Barbourville, Kentucky

Melbourne, Kentucky

Ellicott City, Maryland

Prince Frederick, Maryland

Smithville, Mississippi

Cole Camp, Missouri

Kansas City, Missouri

Protem, Missouri

Lincoln, Nebraska

Moorestown, New Jersey

Reidsville, North Carolina

Dundee, Ohio

Scio, Oregon

Spartanburg, South Carolina

Summerville, South Carolina

De Leon, Texas

Jacksonville, Texas

Plano, Texas

Newport News, Virginia

Stafford, Virginia

Kalama, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Sep 20, 2012, VineWorld from Syracuse, UT (Zone 7b) wrote:

Commonly called Entireleaf Morning Glory, it's related to the more recognized Ivy-Leaved (of which it is commonly confused).

I found a group of these guys in the city waterway near my house and I potted up a bunch of them. My experience with this vine has been a very good one, it grows fast and strong and starts blooming quickly. I love my Entireleaf Morning Glories and will definetly keep growing them!


On Nov 24, 2007, ogrejelly from Gilbert, AZ (Zone 9b) wrote:

We live in the low desert of Arizona and 'found' this beauty thriving off of our AC drip drain. With the AC on all summer long (plenty of water) it did well but we found it never creeps into the sun. It comes back each year and this year somewhat exploded and dropped tons of seed. The flowers and plant are very delicate and once cut or disturbed; shrivel away to nothing before your eyes. Because we often have to fight to keep anything 'leafy' alive in this area this was as big surprise for us particularly because we did not plant it and we built the house on old farm land so I have no idea how it seeded. We love it and the more we ignore it the better it seems to do. Just be careful what you leave laying around nearby however as this plant will wrap itself around anything like a cons... read more


On Jul 27, 2007, kizilod from Cumberland, RI (Zone 6b) wrote:

I am growing this plant on a trellis in a container. I recently moved the container to a new location that has morning shade. I was pleased to discover that the flowers lasted hours longer than when they were in morning sun. Since this plant can be invasive, I've made a point of deadheading it every day so no seeds can develop.


On Dec 11, 2006, bluespiral from (Zone 7a) wrote:

Ipomoea hederacea was a local escapee from mill workers' gardens (along with Kenilworth Ivy and Perilla) that self-sowed every year like a weed before gentrification came to our mill town with its routine herbiciding of road verges. A neighbor collected seed from the chain link fence around our mill and planted it in his garden, from where it hopped to ours and has been happily popping up every summer through a hedge.

I love this flower for its survival in a community where planting "for pretty" was done in spite of long, back-breaking hours at the mill and for its delicate wildness.