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Ipomoea purpurea/Morning Glory

Ipomoea purpurea / Ipomoea purpurea
Close-up of a morning glory flower
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Close-up of a morning glory flower

Morning glory vine growing out of control

Heavy flowering in early summer

A mailbox vine

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Scientific Name: Ipomoea purpurea
Common Name: Morning Glory
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Height: 20-30 feet
Spread: 10 - 15 feet
Bloom time: Summer, Fall
Flower color: Purple
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
No
Landscape Categories: Plants for Hedges, Screening and Privacy
Plants That Attract Butterflies
Comments: High climbing warm season annual vine that grows over most of the US, except parts Pacific Northwest. It produces many flowers during the growing season, but each lasts only a few hours. Improved hybrids come in many colors. This vine can become moderately invasive, as it reseeds itself readily.