Vines and Climbers forum: Ipomoea Purpurea variegata

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Dec 31, 2013 7:22 AM CST
I tip my hat to you.
Has anybody have information about Ipomoea purpurea variegata?
Variegata .... white and green!
Thumb of 2013-12-31/dany12/4282d0

Thumb of 2013-12-31/dany12/dba314

Thumb of 2013-12-31/dany12/b9d82d
Look like a chimera !
It is not transmitted by seed. *Blush*

How does it work?
Name: Rick Rickman
McAlester, Oklahoma (Zone 7a)
Feb 4, 2014 9:57 AM CST
If this is your plant, I would save seeds & give it a try.
I have several variegated Morningglories that do come rue from seeds.
Plus I read somewhere that when variegation carries over into the
seedpod (as indicated by your last photo) that this increases the
chance of variegated seedlings.
Please keep us posted.
Feb 9, 2014 4:47 AM CST
I know there are many vines with variegated foliage .... a 1/3 of the Ipomoea Nil cultivars have variegated foliage.
But here I speak about purpurea!

I collect the seeds and I get only regular ipomoea purpurea.
Every year there are 5/6 plants ... volunteers who have variegated foliage. You never know where they will appear. Ipomoea purpurea with variegated green / white cream leaves in are rare.
Here another:
Thumb of 2014-02-09/dany12/73967c Thumb of 2014-02-09/dany12/f19346
Other purpurea have variegated foliage that spreads by seed:

Thumb of 2014-02-09/dany12/1d3dd1 Thumb of 2014-02-09/dany12/93fbce

Name: Rick Rickman
McAlester, Oklahoma (Zone 7a)
Feb 10, 2014 5:19 AM CST
Hello again,
Thanks so much for those pictures.
I love variegation of any kind.
Thanks too for your experiences you mention with the seeds.
Wish they would come true for you, but I know that's not always the case
with variegated plants from seed. Thanks agagin.
Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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Feb 10, 2014 11:45 AM CST
I've never seen variegated I. purpureas. Too bad they won't come true from seed. I really like variegation. You're lucky to have them!
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