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Ipomoea tricolor 'Heavenly Blue' AGM

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Characteristics

Plant type

Annual/Biennial, Climber/Wall Shrub or Bedding

Habit

Climbing

Toxicity

Ingestion may cause severe discomfort

Resilience

Hardiness

H1c (heated greenhouse - warm temperate)

Colour

Flower

Blue and White in Summer

Foliage

Green in Spring and Summer

Size

Ultimate height

2.5-4 metres

Ultimate spread

0.5-1 metres

Time to ultimate height

1 year


Preferred common name

morning glory 'Heavenly Blue'

Family

Convolvulaceae


Ipomoea can be annuals or perennials, often twining, or evergreen shrubs, with simple, lobed or dissected leaves and tubular or funnel-shaped flowers which may be solitary or borne in racemes or panicles

'Heavenly Blue' is a twining annual with heart-shaped leaves and funnel-shaped, deep sky-blue flowers to 8cm across, with white throats

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Full sun

Aspect

  • South-facing or West-facing
  • Sheltered

Cultivation

Best grown as an annual climber, full sun and shelter from cold winds is essential in any moist but well-drained soil

Soil

  • Moist but well-drained
  • Acid, Alkaline or Neutral
  • Loam, Sand or Chalk

Propagation

Propagate by seed

Suggested planting locations and garden types

City/Courtyard Gardens, Cottage/Informal Garden, Flower borders and beds or Wall-side Borders


How to care

Pruning

No pruning required

Diseases

Generally disease free