How to grow Ipomoea purpurea

Ipomoea purpurea growing herbaceous vine of the genus Ipomoea also known as Morning glory, Ipomoea purpurea can grow as annual or perennial evergreen used as ornamental plant, can grow in tropics mediterranean, desert, subtropics or temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 10+ as perennial 6+ as annual.

Leaves color green in heart to deltoid shape.

Ipomoea purpurea flower

Flower color can be: blue, purple, pink or white, the flowers 5-10 cm in round shape

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How to grow Ipomoea purpurea growing and care:

Trellising, moist

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seedling / Seed

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Aggressive, invasive

Planting season:
Spring (as annual) / spring, summer, autumn as perennial

Pests and diseases:
Weevil, moth, whitefly, aphids

Pruning season:
All year

How to prune:
For design and defining borders

Size of the plant?
2-5 m, 6-15 feet

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water / Big amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Spring / Summer / Autumn

General information about the flower
Blue, purple or white pink flowers, the flowers 5-10 cm in round shape

Scientific name:

Ipomoea purpurea

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