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Morning Glory

Ipomoea tricolor

Also known as

Mexican Morning Glory, Flying Saucers, Grannyvine, Heavenly-Blue Morning-Glory, Pearly Gates

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Full Sun
Moderate care
Moderate watering


USDA zone


Minimum temperature

Expected size







  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Some purple Ipomoea tricolor flowers in a garden

Morning Glory Overview

Ipomoea tricolor is an attractive, short-lived herbaceous perennial species with a twining, climbing habit. Capable of growing 2-4m tall, this species produces spirally arranged foliage. Leaves are between 3-7cm in length and the flowers are trumpet-shaped and measure approximately 4-9cm across. These are blue-purple, with yellow centres. It is more often grown as an annual plant in temperate climates as it doesn't cope with temperatures below 5 degrees Celcius. Many cultivars in a range of colours have been produced from this plant, they are commonly grown in gardens.

How to propagate Morning Glory



Softwood or semi-ripe cuttings in the summer.

Special features of Morning Glory

Attracts bees

Attractive flowers

Other uses of Morning Glory

Suitable for coastal conditions.

Poisonous to Pets

If your pet likes to nibble your plants, check our collection to make sure what they're eating isn't doing them any harm.

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