General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Vine
Life cycle: Annual
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Plant Height: climb to 10 feet or more
Fruiting Time: Late summer or early fall
Fall
Late fall or early winter
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Blue
Pink
Other: Various shades of blue, pink or rose; often with white edges, stripes or blends of colors
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
3"-4"
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Fall
Underground structures: Taproot
Suitable Locations: Espalier
Uses: Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Scarify seeds: Nick seeds or soak for 12 hours in warm water before sowing.
Sow in situ
Start indoors

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Common names
  • Japanese Morning Glory
  • Picotee Morning Glory
  • Ivy-Leaved Morning Glory
  • Morning Glory
  • Whiteedge Morning Glory
  • Ivy Morning Glory

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Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Blue Silk Kikyo - double form
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
First red double kikyo flower on the plant blooming in my indoors
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Location: Gardenfish Garden 
Date: August 23 
A fully double bloom
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Date: 2023-12-05
Long live the mutant Japanese morning glory cultivars
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Indoors grown - no cultivar name - how about Blue Lagoon?
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Date: 2017-10-08
Ipomoea nil Ki Fuiri Semiha Asagishima Tairin
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Growing Japanese morning glories indoors in winter is fun!
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
From my indoors winter garden - cultivar ‘Rita’s Indigo Majes
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Date: 3/20/2022
Fujie’s Red Speckled morning glory grown indoors during the win
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Date: 2018-09-07
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Date: 2023-11-16
Growing indoors under grow lights
Location: Gardenfish garden 
Date: August 2021
Grown from seed gathered last year
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Date: 2018-03-27
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Location: Gardenfish garden 
Date: July 2021
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Date: 2011-08-20
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
A kikyo type of flower of Ipomoea nil
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Blue Silk Kikyo 💙
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Date: 2019-03-03
Ipomoea nil 'Sunday Silence'
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Taoyuan Bloom from February indoors garden
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Date: 2018-09-03
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Date: 2024-01-28
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Date: 2024-01-22
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Date: 2023-09-16
Red speckled cultivar which produces large variegated heart shape
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Mutant Ipomoea nil
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Location: Gardenfish garden 
Date: August 30:
True blue
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Date: 2/10/2023
A flower from my indoors winter garden
Location: Gardenfish garden
Date: September 2020
Location: Gardenfish garden
Date: September 2020
Location: Gardenfish garden
Date: July 2020
Location: Gardenfish garden
Date: July 2020
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Date: 2018-11-23
Germinated seed of cultivar Sunday Silence
Location: Gardenfish garden 
Date: 2020-07-13
This gives a new meaning to “black”  blooms
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Date: 2018-09-05
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Date: 2018-09-05
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Date: 2018-09-05
Pretty sky blue color
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Date: 2024-01-26
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Date: 2024-01-26
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Date: 2023-10-03
‘Stream of Kamo River’
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Date: 2023-09-17
‘Honor of the Shinto’
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Date: 2019-08-29
Location: Gardenfish garden
Date: 2020-07-06
Pollen like stars on a plum colored night sky
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Indoors grown plant
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Date: 2015
A nice mutant Ipomoea nil
Location: Gardenfish garden 
Date: August 2021 
Grown from seed collected last year
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Japanese Morning Glory- Ipomoea nil 'Uzu Tonboba Fujinezu Marasak
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Unnamed cultivar
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Indoors grown Japanese morning glory
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Date: 2023-10-03
‘Danjuro’
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Date: 2017-10-09
Ipomoea nil 'Danjuro'
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Date: 2023-08-15
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Date: 2018-08-29
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Date: 2018-09-05
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Date: 3/9/2022
Japanese morning glory with no cultivar name, grown indoors in wi
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Date: 2024-01-28
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Date: 2023-08-23
Cultivar ‘Stream of Kamo River’
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Date: 2013
Cultivar 'Lona Mae'
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Date: 2018-08-29
Japanese cultivar with no assigned name
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Brilliant color in this kikyo flower
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Date: 2016-09-05
Cultivar name is Other World
Location: Gardenfish garden 
Date: September 2020
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Q1298
Location: Gardenfish garden
Date: September 2020
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Bloom from February indoors garden
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Date: 2018-09-02
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Date: 2018-09-05
Super dark today
Location: Gardenfish garden
Date: 2020-08-19
These have been beautiful this year
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Date: 2023-04-15
Showing split petal mutation
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Date: 2019-08-29
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
A single flower form of a kikyo type Japanese morning glory
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Japanese morning glory ‘Peach Blossom Spring’ - flower hopefu
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Date: 2022-09-14
'Uzu Tonboba Fujinezu Marasak’
Location: Gardenfish garden 
Date: August 2021
Seedling from the spring
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Date: 2018-08-30
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Date: 7/27/2022
Cultivar ‘Honor of the Shinto’
Location: all photos from my gardens
Date: 8-29-2018
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Date: 2019-03-03
Ipomoea nil 'Sunday Silence'
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Date: 2019-03-03
Ipomoea nil 'Sunday Silence'
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Japanese morning glory ‘Danjuro’
Location: Gardenfish garden
Date: August 2020
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Date: 2008-08-26
I ♥ the red speckles.
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Date: February 16, 2018
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Date: 2/16/2018
Location: Gardenfish garden
Date: September 2020
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
‘Music of Mountain Stream’
Location: Gardenfish garden
Date: August 2020
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Date: 2013-08-31
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Date: 2023-11-24
Japanese morning glory - Q1093 botan flower form
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Date: 2015-09-06
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Date: 2018-09-05
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Date: 2/25/2021
Purple Thursday 💜💜💜 Indoors-grown Morning Glory
Location: Gardenfish garden 
Date: September 1 2022
Huge blooms on this one!
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Date: 2018-03-26
Frail mutant, delightful leaf-bloom color combination
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Date: 2015-09-08
Name = Tea Color Chocolate
Location: Gardenfish garden
Date: July 2021
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Cultivar 'Tokiwayama'
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Date: 2018-08-29
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Date: 2/12/2023
Kikyo type flower showing petaloids in the tube. Note the overlap
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Date: 2020-01-22
Grown indoors winter 2020

Date: 2011-09-07
Lovely small blue flower but can be invasive.
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Date: 2020-01-17
Grown indoors winter 2020
Location: Gardenfish garden 
Date: August 30:
Deep color
Location: Gardenfish garden 
Date: October 14 2021
First bloom on new vine
Location: Gardenfish garden
Date: August 30:
Very large blooms
Location: Gardenfish garden 
Date: October 14 2021
New bloom showing iridescence in the sun
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Date: 2019-02-06
Cotyledons of Ipomoea nil
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Date: 2012
Grown in 2012
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Date: 2019-09-06
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Date: 2020-05-27
Indoors-grown plant, flower from today
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Cultivar name is Other World
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Date: 2019-12-02
Growing it indoors this winter under lights
Location: Gardenfish garden
Date: July 31 2022
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Date: 2015-09-16
Cultivar 'Namsan'
Location: Gardenfish garden
Date: August 2020
Location: Gardenfish garden
Date: July 2020
Location: Gardenfish garden
Date: 2020-08-11
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Lovely blue speckled flower on this Japanese cultivar
Location: Gardenfish garden
Date: 2020-08-19
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Botan type of flower, resembling a peony
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Date: 2023-11-23
Japanese morning glory - Q1093 reverse tube form
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Date: 2018-09-19
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Date: 2019-12-03
An Ipomoea nil showing the reverse tube mutation.
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
A mutant Ipomoea nil I grew 10 years ago
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Date: 2020-08-14
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Date: 2013-08-24
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Date: 2024-02-06
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Date: 2024-02-06
Location: Gardenfish garden
Date: July 10 2021
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Date: 2015-09-08
Name = Tea Color Chocolate
Location: Gardenfish garden 
Date: July 10 2021
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2011-09-30
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Date: 2019-10-15
Long narrow sepals on an indoors-grown plant
Location: Gardenfish garden 
Date: July 2021
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Date: 2019-08-21
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Date: 2020-01-21
Grown indoors winter 2020
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Date: 2019-02-06
Cotyledons of Ipomoea nil
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Date: 2019-06-05
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Date: 2020-05-27
Indoors-grown plant, flower from today
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Date: 2016-07-16
Cultivar name is Other World
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Date: 2016-08-04
Cultivar name is Other World
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Date: 2019-08-22
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Date: 2019-08-22
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Date: 2019-08-22
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Date: 2019-08-22
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Date: 2019-08-22
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Date: 2019-08-22
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Date: 2019-11-05
A new cultivar, yet to be named, being grown indoors this winter
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Date: 2019-11-05
A new cultivar, yet to be named, being grown indoors this winter
Location: Gardenfish garden 
Date: July 31 2022
Hand size blooms
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Location: Gardenfish garden
Date: August 2020
Location: Tampa, FL
Date: 2024-05-07
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Date: 2019-11-20
Location: Gardenfish garden
Date: August 2020
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Japanese morning glory with no cultivar name
Location: Gardenfish garden
Date: August 2020
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Date: 2016-03-29
Ipomoea nil, Japanese strain 'Ki Murasaki Hukurin Shishi Botan'
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Date: 2017-10-18
Location: Gardenfish garden
Date: September 2020
Location: Gardenfish garden
Date: September 2020
Pinks rule!
Location: Gardenfish garden
Date: August 2020
Location: Gardenfish garden
Date: August 2020
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Bloom from February indoors garden
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Date: 2015-09-02
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Date: 2015-09-02
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Date: 2023-07-10
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Date: 2017-10-19
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Date: 2017-10-19
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Date: 2020-01-24
Grown indoors this winter
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Cultivar ‘Honor of the Shinto’
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Date: 2018-03-02
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Date: 2/19/2021
Treasure of the indoors winter garden
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Date: 2013-08-18
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Date: 2015-09-08
Name = Tea Color Chocolate
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Date: 2015-09-08
Name = Light Grape Mouse - Mysterious purple flower and yellow le
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2012-04-29
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2011-05-01
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Date: 2016-04-03
Ipomoea nil -Japanese Asagao - Uzu Kobito  (non-mutant phenotype)
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Date: 2019-08-21
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Date: 2019-08-20
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Date: 6/26/2021
Japanese cultivar Q0173
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Date: 2018-02-27
Yellow Leaf, Blue Reverse Tube (almost) mutant morning glory
Location: Tampa, FL
Date: 2024-04-18
I. nil, Stream of Kamo River and Blue Trumpets
Location: Gardenfish garden
Date: May 24 2020
Variegated vine with emerging bud
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Date: 2/10/2023
Latest Kikyo blooms from the indoors winter garden
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Date: 2018-02-09
Double bloom of a kikyo flower form
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2012-08-14
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Date: 2023-08-15
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Date: 2019-06-05
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Date: 2016-06-22
Cultivar name is Other World
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Date: 2016-07-04
Cultivar name is Other World
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Date: 2/6/2021
Grown indoors - solid color form of Q0751
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Date: 2/6/2021
Long sepals is key to identifying this species
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Date: 2019-08-22
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Date: 2019-08-22
Location: Gardenfish garden
Date: September 2020
Location: Gardenfish garden
Date: September 2020
Location: Tampa, FL
Date: 2024-05-08
Location: Gardenfish garden
Date: August 2020
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Date: 2019-12-27
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Yellow leaf curl edge mutations, flowers should be blue speckled
Location: Gardenfish garden
Date: August 2020
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Date: 2018-02-26
Blue Silk Kikyo was almost all white today
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Date: 2018-09-19
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Date: 2017-10-19
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Date: 2015-08-30
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Date: 2018-03-02
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Yellow leaf and curly edge leaf mutations
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Date: 2016-03-07
Leaves show yellow and curled edge mutations
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2011-04-15
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Location: Gardenfish garden
Date: August 30 
A small petal emerging from the middle
Location: Burleson, Tx. 76028
Date: 2011-10-02
Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5b
Date: 2010-10-11
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Date: 2023-08-15
Location: Tampa, FL
Date: 2024-05-22
Uploaded by chelle
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Cultivar name is Other World
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Date: 2016-09-03
Cultivar name is Other World
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Date: 2019-09-05
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Reverse tube mutation
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Date: 2014-12-08
Extreme mutant Japanese morning glory
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Date: 2019-11-05
A new cultivar, yet to be named, being grown indoors this winter
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Date: 2019-11-04
A new cultivar, yet to be named, being grown indoors this winter
Location: West Valley City, UT
Date: 2009-10-19
I think I grew the smallest one ever. It had 2 flowers, then, die
Location: Gardenfish garden
Date: August 2020
Location: Gardenfish garden
Date: August 2020
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Yellow leaf curl edge mutations, flowers should be blue speckled
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Date: 2017-10-18
Unusual cicada leaf shape
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Date: 2017-10-18
Pleasantly variegated cicada leaf shape
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Date: 2015-09-02
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Date: 2011-08-13
Cultivar  ‘Decker’s Darling’ grown from a 40 year old seed
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Date: 2013-09-13
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Date: 2013-09-12
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Date: 2013-08-18
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Date: 2013-08-09
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Date: 2013-05-27
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Date: 2013-08-28
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
I have a thing for speckled flower mutation
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Interesting leaves and flower form
Location: Tampa, FL
Date: 2024-04-09
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Date: 6/26/2021
Japanese cultivar Q0173
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2012-08-14
Location: Indiana  Zone 5
Date: 2012-07-21
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Date: 2019-09-06
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Date: 2019-12-02
Growing it indoors this winter under lights
Location: Tampa, FL
Date: 2024-04-09
Location: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Comments:
  • Posted by Ron_Convolvulaceae (Netcong,NJ 07857) on Feb 20, 2012 6:01 PM concerning plant:
    Ipomoea nil is a New World species and was growing in South America long before it was ever brought to Japan , i.e., according to the pollen dna fossil records.
  • Posted by gardengus (Indiana Zone 5b) on Jul 21, 2012 5:54 AM concerning plant:
    USDA reports: Noxious weed in 46 States


    There is no such thing as a few ...I let one grow in the garden a couple years ago because of the beautiful blue color and have been pulling them ever since .
Plant Events from our members
piksihk On April 4, 2018 Seeds sown
red speck/kikyozaki (5) back of camellia
lg lav./yellow leaf var. -
deep blue/white - yellow var leaf - back of camellia
dense pink/var leaf - purp. coneflower/monarda
fujishibori/purple speck near Rilla H.
blue silk pattern w/pink var leaf - front side bed
piksihk On September 25, 2016 Miscellaneous Event
above the clouds (4) AoMurasaki blizzard youjiro (4)
blue blizzard (5)

These two planted together -along fence back
chocolate silk/rose silk (5) - seeds gathered- seedlings on ground ?
mix I. nil (5)- seeds gathered; several seedlings on ground?
piksihk On July 13, 2016 Seeds sown
(1) JMG red speck.. kikyozaki (soak & nicked) - 3 blooms - small cute vine
(2) JMG lg lav. yellow leaf varg. (soak) - no germ -
convolvulus - pot kitchen window; no germ.
piksihk On July 11, 2016 Bloomed
AoMurasaki Blizzard Youjiro cross from EmmaG. - pink bloom with varg. leaves
piksihk On June 4, 2016 Bloomed
Blue blizzard - butterfly weed; fence near back gate; seeds gather;
piksihk On June 2, 2016 Seeds sown
JMG dense pink var. leaf

seed sown 4/4/18 near purple coneflower/monarda
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Entire Leaf MG by Ron_Convolvulaceae Aug 6, 2012 12:47 AM 2
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