Japanese Morning Glory
Ipomoea nil 'Hamaginga'

Family: Convolvulaceae (kon-volv-yoo-LAY-see-ee)
Genus: Ipomoea (ip-oh-MEE-a)
Species: nil (nil)
Cultivar: Hamaginga
Additional cultivar information: (aka Hama no Ginga, Galaxy on the Beach, Milky Way on the Beach)

Vines and Climbers

Foliage Color

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

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade

Seed is poisonous if ingested
Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested
All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color
Light Blue
Medium Blue
Dark Blue

Bloom Time
Blooms repeatedly


Other details
May be a noxious weed or invasive

Soil pH requirements
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information

Propagation Methods
From seed; direct sow after last frost
From seed; germinate in a damp paper towel
From seed; germinate in vitro in gelatin, agar or other medium

Seed Collecting
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored