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Ipomoea pandurata

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eye-poh-MEE-a pand-yoor-RAY-tuh
Description

This plant is a native, perennial, deciduous, vine similar to Morning glory and Sweet potato vine.  It is showy with larger heart-shaped leaves, purple stems, and white flowers with pink to purple centers. It has a long bloom time from spring to fall and the large flowers attract Hummingbirds. This vine grows in full sun to part shade in average soil. It prefers moist conditions but can tolerate dry soil after it has become established. Its large, starchy, tuberous roots are difficult to eradicate, so it can become weedy in the garden.  Removing dead flower heads to prevent self-seeding is recommended.

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Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#hummingbirds#white#sun#deciduous#full sun#partial shade#summer#drought tolerant#spring#perennial#white flowers#trellis#fence#deck#NC native#fences#trellises#vines#vine#native garden#ground cover#container#native
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Ipomoea
    Species:
    pandurata
    Family:
    Convolvulaceae
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Seed
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    South East Canada to Central & Eastern U.S.A
    Wildlife Value:
    Attracts Hummingbirds
    Play Value:
    Wildlife Food Source
    Particularly Resistant To (Insects/Diseases/Other Problems):
    drought
    Climbing Method:
    Tendrils
    Twining
    Edibility:
    Roots can be eaten cooked, but raw, are a purgative
    Dimensions:
    Height: 15 ft. 0 in. - 30 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 3 ft. 0 in. - 6 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Ground Cover
    Native Plant
    Vine
    Wildflower
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Climbing
    Spreading
    Growth Rate:
    Rapid
    Maintenance:
    Medium
    Texture:
    Medium
    Appendage:
    Tendrils
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Drainage:
    Occasionally Wet
    Available Space To Plant:
    3 feet-6 feet
    NC Region:
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Type:
    Capsule
    Fruit Length:
    < 1 inch
    Fruit Description:
    A smooth, oval-shaped capsule (which is 2 celled) contains hairy seeds.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Purple/Lavender
    Red/Burgundy
    White
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Long Bloom Season
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Funnel
    Flower Petals:
    fused petals
    Flower Size:
    1-3 inches
    Flower Description:
    White with centers of lavender, pink or red
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Leaf Shape:
    Cordate
    Ovate
    Leaf Margin:
    Entire
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    3-6 inches
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Green
    Purple/Lavender
    Red/Burgundy
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Form:
    Zig Zags
    Stem Surface:
    Hairy (pubescent)
    Stem Description:
    Stems can have hair or be smooth. Climbing vine has tendrils.
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Meadow
    Naturalized Area
    Slope/Bank
    Vertical Spaces
    Landscape Theme:
    Drought Tolerant Garden
    Native Garden
    Attracts:
    Hummingbirds
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Diseases
    Insect Pests
    Problems:
    Weedy