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I really like morning glories. Around here, there is the Convolvulus weed which everyone mistakes for being a morning glory, and refuse to plant it. Once it is in your garden, it won’t leave without a fight. It will smother anything in its path, and its roots go deep.
Ipomea behaves much better, and the flowers come in a wide variety of colors and patterns.

Last year I tried a mix of Ipomea purpurea blue and pink star with a “Grandpa Otts” thrown in.

This year, I wanted to do something different, so I started with Ipomea p. ‘Sunrise Serenade’.

It is a break from the traditional trumpet shape, with ruffles and individual petals.
But this wasn’t enough. I found one called Murasakihigezaki. The common name is the Japanese Morning Glory.

This has become a bit of a suprise. I was expecting the usual vine to go up a pole and later start branching off. But this is spreading at ground level and sending runners in all directions. It is difficult to photograph since there is nothing to focus on.
I am waiting on one more to open really good, Akahigezaki Hige. It had a small deep purple flower, but when I get a good picture, I will post it on my photo section.

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They are beautiful I never knew there was so many lovely colours.

13 Jun, 2010


Clever you, I tried twice and failed, I wonder if I can blame my soil. They're all nice though I prefer the blues. I have to say that I'm still nervous especially about the unpronounceable one, hope the 'runners' are above ground !!

13 Jun, 2010


My favourite flower wylie ... i like them all but really love the blues like Hywel. Thank you for the lovely photos. :O)

13 Jun, 2010


They're lovely. I've never had any success with them. The blue ones are really nice. When I've seen closeups it looks as if there's a light shining out of them :o) I didn't know there were all those different types.

13 Jun, 2010


Oh sorry ... I meant like Heron! :o)

13 Jun, 2010


lol - but I like the blue ones too :o))

13 Jun, 2010


I love the ruffled one, well they are all very pretty, but give me ruffles every time

14 Jun, 2010


Do you have trouble with the giant vining MG? I would think it could swallow a home in your climate.

18 Jun, 2016


The invasive types are terribly invasive (I. indica), but people find them pretty and still plant them.

18 Jun, 2016

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