Japanese Morning Glory 'Fujishibori'

Ipomoea nil

Family: Convolvulaceae (kon-volv-yoo-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Ipomoea (ip-oh-MEE-a) (Info)
Species: nil (nil) (Info)
Cultivar: Fujishibori
Registered or introduced: 2004



Vines and Climbers

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:

Suitable for growing in containers


12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)


3-6 in. (7-15 cm)


Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade


Seed is poisonous if ingested

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:


Bloom Time:

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)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow after last frost

From seed; germinate in a damp paper towel

Seed Collecting:

Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed

Collect seedhead/pod when flowers fade; allow to dry

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

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored


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

El Cajon, California

Elk Grove, California

Brooksville, Florida

Sebastian, Florida

Boise, Idaho

Barbourville, Kentucky

Dundee, Ohio

Summerville, South Carolina

Brazoria, Texas

Freeport, Texas

Jacksonville, Texas

Shepherd, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Nov 27, 2005, OhioBreezy from Dundee, OH (Zone 5b) wrote:

Simply Stunning!!! The colors are terrific. The plant starts out "wimpy" but it takes off rather rampant after that. Blooms for me were 5-6 inches, not as large as some of the Japanese glories, but not small. Loaded with blooms and they just stand out!! Heavy re-seeder.


On Jul 28, 2005, QueenB from Shepherd, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

This is one of the most beautiful morning glories I think I've ever seen, but one of the pickiest! The best flowers don't form until the vine has reached a certain point of maturity. The first several flowers I had on this vine were somewhat stunted and not very colorful, but it's now producing some very nice flowers, although most are split on one side at this point. I do agree that it would probably do better in partial shade, especially in the heat of the day, as the edges of the flower tend to burn.


On Jun 18, 2005, onalee from Brooksville, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

This is a lovely, very unusual morning glory. About 'average' size (3" across) white flowers with purple dots. The foliage is variegated and very pretty, as well! I would suggest growing this in bright shade in Southern states rather than direct sun.

Mine that are in direct sun are getting burnt in the summer heat of Florida, and by 10 A.M. are wilted, despite soaker hoses watering them morning and night. I would say, if you have consistently high temps of 85F or higher for several hours every day, you should grow this in mostly shade out of direct sunlight.

I grew these from seed I got from Japan and I have had excellent germination results from all seeds I've planted that are from Japanese companies. (almost all are 100% germination!).