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Purple Ipomoea Flower


Purple Ipomoea Flower

Ipomoea


Ipomoea got its botanical name from the Greek word for a type of worm, because of the many species of twining climbers. It is a member of the bindweed (Convolvulaceae) family and it is very well known to most by the name – morning glory. This genus includes annual or perennial herbs, shrubs, and small trees and consists of about 500 species. These plants are ideal for growing over fences, trellises, and walls in tropical or warm-temperate areas, these plants have showy tubular to bell-shaped flowers and stealthy growth. Some of them are used for food such as the sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas), that have tuberous roots.


Top Tip

Ipomoea plants are
great climbers and
are regarded as
weeds in some
warmer areas.
To overcome this
problem and still
enjoy their beauty,
plant in containers.

Cultivation


During the growing season morning glories require sunny and plenty of water places, though they are adaptable to most conditions. This flower need cut back after flowering and require plenty of room. They can become invasive if having proper conditions. The annuals propagate from seed and the other types from half-hardened cuttings taken in summer or from softwood. The climbing annuals, which arc most often grown from this genus, are quite tender. The seeds, produced in rounded capsules, arc large and easily handled but are toxic if ingested. Soak them in tepid water for 24 hours before sowing and keep them at a temperature of 64°P (18°C) to ensure good germination. This usually takes five days. Sow the seeds singly in containers in cool climates, outdoors in warm climates. If needed, transplant the seedlings in seven days. Morning glories like a fertile soil mix. They flower in 16 weeks.


Name

Flower color

Blooming Season

Flower Fragrance

Plant Height

Plant Width

Hardiness Zone

Frost Tolerance

Ipomoea batalas

White to pale purple

Summer

No

1-10 ft
0.3-3 m

10 ft
3 m

9-12

No

Ipomoea horsfalliae

Red to maroon

Summer to winter

No

10-25 ft
3-8 m

3-10 ft
0.9-3 m

9-12

No

Ipomoea indica

Dark blue to purple, White

Throughout the year

No

10-30 ft
3-9 m

10-30 ft
3-9 m

10-12

No

Ipomoea mauritiana

Pink to maroon

Summer

No

15 ft
4.5 m

6 ft
1.8 m

9-12

No

Ipomoea multifida

Red with white center

Summer to autumn

No

15 ft
4.5 m

6 ft
1.8 m

9-12

No

Ipomoea tricolor

Sky blue to purple

Summer to early autumn

No

10 ft
3 m

5-8 ft
1.5-2.4 m

8-12

No