Morning glory

Ipomoea tricolor 'Heavenly Blue'

Morning glory - Ipomoea tricolor 'Heavenly Blue'

Common Name: Morning glory
Genus: Ipomoea
Species: tricolor
Cultivar: 'Heavenly Blue'

Category: Climbers & Wall Shrubs
Growth Rate: Average

Hardiness: TenderHeight: 3.00 m (300 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 2.00 m (200 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Blue
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: June to August

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained or Moist, but well drained

  • Other features: the seeds are highly toxic if ingested

    Vibrant azure-blue trumpet-shaped flowers each with a white eye open in the morning and last just one day but appear in a continuous stream throughout the summer. This is a spectacular annual or short-lived perennial climber that is ideal for training over a pergola or arch in a sunny sheltered site.

  • Garden care: Soak the seeds in water for 24 hours before sowing to soften them up and then plant 2.5mm deep into small pots, filled with a freely draining compost. Keep them at around 20°C and water when necessary. Thin out carefully when large enough to handle, taking care not to damage the roots and harden off before planting out after all frosts.

  • Sow: March-May