Bush Morning Glory (Ipomoea carnea) in the Morning Glories Database

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9a -6.7 °C (20 °F) to -3.9 °C (25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 10b
Plant Height: 6 feet up
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Fruit: Other
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Underground structures: Taproot
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Erosion control
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Tolerates dry shade
Toxicity: Leaves are poisonous
Roots are poisonous
Fruit is poisonous
Propagation: Seeds: Suitable for wintersowing
Sow in situ
Start indoors
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem


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Posted by gardengus (Indiana Zone 5b) on Oct 31, 2015 4:55 PM

Started from seed, the plant grew beautifully large, but did not have time to bloom before frost.
Maybe best to start indoors, weeks ahead of last spring frost date for zone 5.

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Posted by virginiarose (Virginia) on Aug 5, 2012 3:45 PM

Very easy to grow.

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piksihk On December 1, 2015 Seeds germinated
self-sowed - many seedlings
piksihk On August 1, 2014 Plant emerged
self-sowed - many seedlings
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