Ipomoea is the botanical name for Morning Glory
Ipomoea Germination Information

Ipomoea Seed Germination How to Sow Ipomoea:

  • Best sown indoors, 4-6 weeks before planting out, at alternating temperatures of 68° and 86°
  • Expect germination in 8-10 days
  • Outdoors, seeds may be sown, after all danger of frost is past in the spring, when the soil is warm
  • Outdoors, expect germination in 12-17 days
  • Soak the seed in warm water for 24 hours prior to sowing or clip or notch the seeds
  • If sowing seed outdoors, we recommend a maximum planting depth of 4X the width of the seed

How to Grow Ipomoea:
Transplanting: Transplant when there are at least two sets of true leaves. Transplant carefully, as it resents being disturbed

Spacing: Plant out 12-15 inches apart in an acidic, rich, moist, well-drained soil in full to partial shade

Soil: Plant in moist, well-drained soil. Very tolerant of poor soils. Water often but avoid high levels of nitrogen

Lighting: Site plant in an area that has full sunlight.

Additional Care: Plants will copiously self-sow around the garden and can become weedy

Appearance and Use:

Ipomoea leptophylla, Bush Morning Glory, grows 3 feet tall and has 3 inch flowers that open a rosy purple and mature a deep purple. It works well nestled in borders. Ipomoea nil, I. purpurea, and I. tricolor are 8-10 foot long, climbing vines to be grown on a structure: trellis, fence, or arbor. The showy single or double flowers come in colors of blue, purple, pink, red, or white and are either solid, striped, or bicolor. For the duration of the summer (July through frost), the above species’ flowers open in the early morning and fade by the afternoon. The leaves are all green and heart shaped


About Ipomoea:
Pronunciation:  i-po-me’å
Lifecycle:  Annual
Origination: Convolvulaceae; native to the Tropics
Common Name: Morning Glory