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Ipomoea Purpurea

Botanical Name:

Ipomoea purpurea

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How to Grow
Water
Medium
Water moderately, allowing the top 3cm to dry out between watering.
Sunlight
Partial Shade - Full Sun
~
3-6 hours of sun per day, with protection from intense mid-day sun
Characteristics

Bloom Time

Jun, Jul, Aug

Plant Type

Climbers, Vine, Annual, Twining annual herb, stems pilose

Lifespan

Annual

Flower

2" showy flowers (white, pink, crimson, purple, blue) open in the morning and last a few hours; flowers mid-summer to fall, Flowers solitary or in few-flowered cymes; peduncle up to 12 cm. long; pedicels 1.3–2.5 cm. long.

Fruit

Globoid seed capsule 1/3" wide dark wedge-shaped seeds., Capsule subglobose, 9 – 11 mm, glabrous, 6-seeded; seeds 5 mm long, appearing glabrous but minutely tomentellous under a microscope

Benefits
Attracts

Butterflies

Hummingbirds

Bees

Pollinators

Specialized Bees

Taxonomy

Order

Solanales

Family

Convolvulaceae

Genus

Ipomoea

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