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
Late fall or early winter
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Blue
Other: Various shades of blue, pink or rose; often with white edges, stripes or blends of colors
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early 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

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

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  • 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
Thread Title Last Reply Replies
Entire Leaf MG by Ron_Convolvulaceae Aug 6, 2012 12:47 AM 2
Untitled by gardengus Aug 29, 2012 8:25 PM 6

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