Ipomoea

Species and cultivars you need to learn for class: 

Ipomoea batatas

Ipomoea purpurea

Common name:  I. purpurea = Morning glory,  I. batatas = Sweetpotato vine

Other cultivars and species: I. tricolor is also common morning glory. I purpurea and I. tricolor can both be found as the name for several cultivars including ‘Heavenly blue’.  There are many other species of Ipomoea that can sometimes be used in the landscape including I. coccinea, (Red morning glory)  I. sloteria (Cardinal climber) I. alba (moonflower) and many others. Many commercial cultivars are hybrids.

Family: Convolvulaceae

Zone: Annual (I. batatas 9-11)

Identifying characteristics: Heart shaped to 5 lobed palmate leaves, vining habit, tubular flowers.

Culture and use notes: Containers, hanging baskets, annual beds or borders. Some Ipomoea are aggressive re-seeders and can become invasive

USDA Plant profile I. batatas

USDA Plant profile Ipomoea L.


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