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Ipomea purpurea

Common Name(s):
Japanese morning glory, Morning glory
Cultivar(s):
Alba , Darling , Giant Cornell , Pearly Gates , Rosea , Scarlett
Category:
Vines
Comment:

Can be invasive; many improved cultivars are available; seeds should be scarified and soaked in water for 12-24 hours to aid germination; prefers a well-drained, sandy soil but is tolerant of most soil conditions.

Wildlife Value: Members of the genus Ipomea support the following specialized beesMelitoma taurea and Cemolobus ipomoeae.

Height:
10-15 ft.
Flower:
Blue, pink, lavender, white, crimson
Habit:
Annual
Exposure:
Sun
Growth Rate:
Rapid
Climbing Method:
Twining stems
Tags:
nectar, pollinator, specialized bees, bees, wildlife

NCCES plant id: 2283

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