February 7, 2023
Morning Glory © onlineflowergarden.com

Morning Glory is also known as Ipomoea purpurea. To me, it is this cheerful flower that greets you every morning. Incredibly beautiful blue trumpet-shaped flowers open up early morning. They are easy to grow and climb on trellises, trees, or any other support. It belongs to the Convolvulaceae family of plants. Some species of Morning Glory such as Ipomea are annuals. Morning glory actually is found in pink and purple shades as well as the blue pictured here.

This plant was used in ancient China for the medicinal purposes of its seeds as a laxative. Ancient Mesoamerican civilizations also used it for chemical properties.

Ipomoea purpurea or Morning Glory
Ipomoea purpurea or Morning Glory

Ipomoea purpurea is sometimes mistaken for Convolvulus arvensis or field bindweed. You can propagate Morning Glory from seed. Sow the seeds in early spring and you will enjoy them the whole year. Grow Ipomoea purpurea in the sun. Plant it in moist but well-drained soil. Avoid windy locations. Watch out for Aphids, Lead Miner, Spider Mites, and Caterpillars. It could also suffer from Rust or Fungal Leaf Spots. No pruning required. It can grow from 4 to 8m or 14 to 28ft.

Blue Morning Glory or Ipomoea
Blue Morning Glory or Ipomoea purpurea

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