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Ipomoea

Ipomoea spp.

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Tender

11b

USDA zone

7°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Ipomoea Overview

Ipomoea is a large genus containing around 450 species. These plants are twining annual and perennials or evergreen shrubs and trees in the Convolvulaceae family, native to tropical and subtropical zones worldwide. Some are cultivated as ornamentals for their showy open trumpet-shaped or tubular-shaped flowers, for example, Morning Glories, Spanish flag, and other species are important food crops, such as the Sweet Potato and Water Spinach.

Common problems with Ipomoea

How to propagate Ipomoea

Seed

Propagation is by seeds in the spring.

Cuttings

Softwood or semi-ripe cuttings in the summer.

Special features of Ipomoea

Attractive flowers

Other uses of Ipomoea

Suitable for coastal conditions.