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Blue Dawn Flower Morning Glory

Ipomoea acuminata

Excellent fast-growing bank or slope cover with dark green leaves and large violet blue flowers. Quickly covers an unsightly fence, pole or a wall. Trailing stems that root along the way can be allowed to sprawl for a fast ground cover. Aging flowers turn pinkish for a two tone effect. Free-flowering perennial vine.
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Full sun

Once established, needs occasional watering; supplement in extreme heat.


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Botanical Pronunciationi-po-ME-a a-ku-mi-NA-ta
Average Size at MaturityFast growing to 25 ft. in one season.
Bloom TimeSummer until frost.
Design IdeasMorning Glory is the fastest cover you will find and bears luscious flowers too. Treat as a vine to cloak wire or chain link fences in the blink of an eye. Allow to climb lattice and treillage, or shroud gateway arbors. Let it sprawl on the ground for a fast cover in a single season; especially good for reducing surface erosion on newly graded slopes while woody plants and other perennials fill in. Where winters are mild, this plant can completely shroud a small metal shed or outbuilding and transform it into a romantic vision popular among Victorian and cottage gardeners.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeLong Bloom Season, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorBlue
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleTropical
Growth HabitClimbing
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseEspalier, Privacy Screen, Coastal Exposure
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsFruit Tree & Vine
Special FeatureEasy Care, Gift Plant, Waterwise, Fast Growing
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, needs occasional watering; supplement in extreme heat.
Companion PlantsLoropetalum (Loropetalum); Hydrangea (Hydrangea); Coneflower (Echinacea); Pink Jasmine (Jasminum); Shrub Rose (Rosa)

Thrives in lean to loamy, well-drained soils. Water regularly during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system; deeply and less frequently, once established. Needs little fertilization or care. To control size, prune back annually to 3 ft. before new spring growth begins.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 9-11

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