• slide
  • slide
  • slide
  • slide
  • slide
  • slide
  • slide
  • slide
  • slide
  • slide

Morning Glory

Botanical Name
Ipomoea purpurea, I. tricolor
Hardiness
Zones 10 to 11, grown as an annual elsewhere
Height
6 to 12 feet
Width
1 to 2 feet
Flowers
Early summer to early fall: white, pink, magenta, purple, blue
Light
Full sun
Soil
Moist, well-drained
Planting & Care
  • Start seeds indoors 4 to 6 weeks before last frost or outdoors after danger of frost has passed
  • Nick seeds or soak overnight to hasten germination
  • Plant seeds outdoors after all danger of frost has passed.  Plant seeds 6 inches apart and 1 inch deep. Thin 3-inch tall plants to 12 inches apart.
  • Space transplants 12 inches apart
  • Provide support for plants to grow on
Problems
Japanese beetles, can be invasive in some regions
Varieties
  • Heavenly Blue - bright blue flowers with white throat
  • Star of Yelta - heirloom variety, purple flowers with pink star center

Related Content

Upcoming Appearances


June 22, 2021
Low Growing Shrubs & Vines
to Attract Pollinators

Webinar

July 17, 2021
Shade Gardening Seminar &
Sanger House Gardens Tour

In-person event

July 18, 2021
Drought Tolerant Perennials & Shrubs for Southeastern Wisconsin
In-person event

July 20, 2021
"Ask the Plant Doctor"
Question & Answer Session 

Webinar

July 24, 2021
Lake Country Art & Garden Tour
In-person event

Register today! Plus, watch Melinda's past webinars ON DEMAND
for a limited time.

Learn More

Book an Appearance

Learn More

Enter to win 3 bags of Wool Pellets and reduce watering by up to 25%!

ENTER NOW