Morning Glory

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Morning Glory

Ipomoea cordatotriloba var. cordatotriloba
Sharp-pod Morning-glory, Tie-vine, Purple Bindweed
1

15 feet
1

3 feet
Southeastern and south-central U.S., throughout the eastern two-thirds of Texas.
  • Central Texas
  • Texas
  • Full Sun
  • Part Sun/Shade
  • Low
  • Flowering
  • Attracts Pollinators
  • Birds
  • Hummingbirds

About This Plant

Sun or partial sun. Morning glory is a perennial vine, with cheerful purple flowers that make up for its habit of grabbing and climbing over adjacent plants. (Names like “purple bindweed” hint at its behavior in flowerbeds.) That said, it adds soft mass and a touch of magic to any alley fence, native edge, or woodland garden. Many morning glory cultivars are available by seed, but this is the species you’re likeliest to see popping up on its own. If you plan to use it as a screening plant for a fence, combine it with an evergreen vine-like cross-vine or coral honeysuckle — because morning glory itself will drop leaves and freeze back in winter.

Maintenance

No special care is needed. Expect some effort to contain morning glory’s enthusiasm; cut back with hand pruners and remove seedlings as needed.

Features

Plant Type:
Vine
Size:
1-15' H, 1-3' W
Sunlight Requirements:
Full Sun, Part Sun/Shade
Soil Types:
Clay, Sandy
Wildlife:
Bees, Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds, Pollinators
Flower Color:
Purple
Bloom Time:
April, May, June, July, August, September
Freeze Hardy:
Yes
Invasive:
No
Caution:
Extremely aggressive native vine.
Coupon Eligible:
No

This plant goes well with

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