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Ipomoea tricolor

This plant has low severity poison characteristics.
See below
Description

Perennial, herbaceous vine; leaves alternate, simple, heart-shaped, margins smooth; flower funnel-shaped, blue, white, or variously colored; fruit a capsule

Flowers open in the morning, then fade and drop; 3-4 in. leaves; may self seed and become weedy; seeds are poisonous; nick the hard seed coat and soak overnight before planting; prefers poor soil and little or no fertilizer 

More information on Ipomoea.

Cultivars:
  • 'Blue Star'
  • 'Crimson Rambler'
  • 'Heavenly Blue'
  • 'Heavenly Blue Improved'
Tags:
#showy flowers#poisonous#blue flowers#vines#poor soil#houseplants
Cultivars:
  • 'Blue Star'
  • 'Crimson Rambler'
  • 'Heavenly Blue'
  • 'Heavenly Blue Improved'
Tags:
#showy flowers#poisonous#blue flowers#vines#poor soil#houseplants
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Ipomoea
    Species:
    tricolor
    Family:
    Convolvulaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Seed
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Tropical America
    Climbing Method:
    Twining
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Herbaceous Perennial
    Poisonous
    Vine
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Climbing
    Growth Rate:
    Rapid
    Texture:
    Medium
  • 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)
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Type:
    Capsule
    Fruit Description:
    Seeds poisonous; nick the hard seed coat and soak overnight before planting
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Blue
    Purple/Lavender
    Red/Burgundy
    White
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Funnel
    Flower Description:
    Funnel-shaped, reddish purple, blue, white, or variously colored flowers from mid-summer to fall; flowers open in the morning, then fade and drop
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Leaf Shape:
    Cordate
    Leaf Margin:
    Entire
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    3-6 inches
    Leaf Description:
    Alternate, simple, heart-shaped, 3-4 inches long
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Houseplants
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Poor Soil
    Problems:
    Poisonous
    Weedy
  • Poison:
    Poison Severity:
    Low
    Poison Symptoms:
    CAUSES ONLY LOW TOXICITY IF EATEN. Hallucinations, dilated pupils, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, drowsiness, numbness of extremities, and muscle tightness.
    Poison Toxic Principle:
    Indole alkaloids, LSD and others
    Causes Contact Dermatitis:
    No
    Poison Part:
    Seeds