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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Dry Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 24 - 60 inches
Plant Spread: 24 - 60 inches
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Purple
Bloom Size: 2"-3"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Underground structures: Taproot
Resistances: Drought tolerant

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Location: Cheyenne, WyomingDate: 2021-02-05The emerging "double radicals" of I. leptophylla
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Location: Wilmington, Delaware USADate: 2019-09-16
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Location: Wilmington, Delaware USADate: 2019-09-03
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Location: Cheyenne, WyomingDate: 2021-01-31
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Location: Cheyenne, WyomingDate: 2021-02-03The emerging "double radical" of I. leptophylla
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Location: Cheyenne, WyomingDate: 2021-02-07Emerging "double radicals" of I. leptophylla
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Comments:
Posted by KFredenburg (Black Hills, SD - Zone 5a) on Aug 4, 2020 3:41 PM

Range: eastern Montana and western South Dakota; south to northeastern New Mexico and western Texas. Habitat: sandy or disturbed soil in prairies.

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Plant Events from our members
MrsBinWY On January 8, 2022 Plant emerged
On 1-8-2022, noticed tiny bit of new growth emerging!
MrsBinWY On February 3, 2021 Seeds germinated
1st radical emerging 2-3-2021; 2nd radical emerging 2-5-2021; 3rd radical emerging 2-7-2021 -- potted each up as the radicals emerged -- The cotyledons of the 1st one were showing on 2-8-2021. The hypocotyl hook of the 2nd one one was showing on 2-9-2021. I had these on the heat mat in the basement, which may have been too warm. On 8-29-2021, put one pot into fridge to see if 30 days or so of cool/cold will stimulate winter and bring the plant out of dormancy. Unfridged 11-29-2021 and put on south-facing windowsill by sowing table.
MrsBinWY On January 31, 2021 Seeds sown
3 seeds from Alplains (purchased for 2017); chipped, soaked overnight & put on moist coffee filter in baggie @ warm room temp
MrsBinWY On March 30, 2018 Seeds germinated
1; 5 showing on 4-2-18 (still no cotyledons unfurled yet, though)
MrsBinWY On March 18, 2018 Seeds sown
6 seeds from Alplains for 2017, chipped, soaked & sown in deep newspaper pots at room temp
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Growing Morning Glories 2019 by luvsgrtdanes Jun 4, 2021 11:53 AM 1,720
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What are your new additions to your garden? 2015 by pixie62560 Jul 29, 2015 4:44 PM 454
Looking for seeds or cuttings of Ipomoea pandurata and Ipomoea leptophylla by luvsgrtdanes Feb 4, 2015 3:26 PM 3

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