Morning glory

Ipomoea tricolor 'Heavenly Blue'

Morning glory - Ipomoea tricolor 'Heavenly Blue'

Common Name: Morning glory
Genus: Ipomoea
Species: tricolor
Cultivar: 'Heavenly Blue'

Category: Climbers & Wall Shrubs
Growth Rate: Average

Hardiness: TenderHeight: 3.00 m (300 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 2.00 m (200 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Blue
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: June to August

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained or Moist, but well drained


  • Other features: the seeds are highly toxic if ingested

    Vibrant azure-blue trumpet-shaped flowers each with a white eye open in the morning and last just one day but appear in a continuous stream throughout the summer. This is a spectacular annual or short-lived perennial climber that is ideal for training over a pergola or arch in a sunny sheltered site.

  • Garden care: Soak the seeds in water for 24 hours before sowing to soften them up and then plant 2.5mm deep into small pots, filled with a freely draining compost. Keep them at around 20C and water when necessary. Thin out carefully when large enough to handle, taking care not to damage the roots and harden off before planting out after all frosts.

  • Sow: March-May