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When grown in their native climates, moonflowers (Calonyction aculeatum) prefer a full sun to semi-shade position and need regular water. In cooler regions, the vine should be grown in a container and placed in a warm, sheltered area of the garden. It needs to be watered regularly with moderate amount of water throughout its growing season. In winter, reduce watering and move the pot to a frost-free area.
Its trumpet-shaped, white or off-white flowers bloom in the evening and are very fragrant, thus it attracts various butterflies and hummingbirds. Be aware that this flower is considered invasive in some areas and its spread should be monitored carefully. It is best grown in USDA Zones 9-11.
The bush potato will thrive in full sun or semi-shade and only requires moderate water. The plant is a vigorous, fast growing evergreen climber, twiner or creeper and will reach a height of 2 to 4 meters.
The flower colour varies from deep pink to white or off white. The flowers attract pollinators such as birds, bees and other insects. As far as growing, Ipomoea abrupta does best in USDA Zones 9-11. It makes a fast growing and attractive addition to any garden and is usually grown in either pots or containers and may require some pruning.
When growing Ipomoea abrupta in cold or temperate regions, it is best grown in pots or containers so it can be moved indoors during cold weather. When growing in pots, use a well-drained soil mixture and ensure that the pot is big enough for the roots to grow. Place the pot in a location with ample sunlight and water regularly, but do not over water. For more vigorous growth, you may need to fertilize the plant. To help the plant survive the cold weather, mulch the pot heavily and make sure to bring it indoors if frost is expected.
Rare in cultivation, this is a small size tree, but very rapidly growing 6-10 ft in a year! So you can have a mature specimen within 1-2 years. This caudiciform tropical tree is mostly found in Mexico. It has pretty white or cream flowers that are funnel-shaped. Flowers are major nectar sources for bats, hummingbirds, and bees.
This sought after "Golden Sweet Potato Vine" is a landscaper's dream. Gorgeous golden/purple foliage is easy to grow and will bring vibrant color and life to your container or garden edges. Full sun, grows to 6" in container, trailing in habit. Ipomoea batatas is easily propagated by stem cuttings and by division of the tubers.
See Article about this plant: Ipomoea batatas - Sweet Potatoes, healthy food for every kitchen.
Its striking pink, white and green foliage attracts much attention when used in the garden border or patio container. A vining Sweet Potato, its vigorous growth will amaze you. Hardy Zone 10 and higher Full sun, grows to 6" in container, trailing in habit, minimum temperature 60°F.
This heat-loving vine prefers full sun, but can tolerate light to semi-shade in hot climates. With its moderate water requirements, Ipomoea cairica (Cairo Morning Glory) is suitable for most gardens. The plant is native to tropical Africa and Asia and grows in USDA Zones 9-11, producing beautiful flowers in shades of pink, lavender, blue and purple. The petals are star-shaped and are clustered together in groups of two or three. Fruits are four-valved capsules, each containing a single seed with feathery hairs attached.
This is a great plant for brightening up pergolas, covering walls and for growing over garden benches. When planting in a pot in cold regions, it should be kept in a sheltered spot protected from strong winds and frost. Choose a well-draining soil mix, one that is light and airy, yet still able to hold moisture. Place the pot in full sun or partial shade that provides a few hours of sunshade during the hottest part of the day. Regular watering is essential. Let the soil dry out slightly between each one, but never let it become completely dry. A slow-release, balanced fertilizer should be applied every month or so.
Growers in cold areas should be aware of Ipomoea cairica's tendency to become invasive. It's best to keep watch for any spread outdoors and to avoid planting it too close to other plants.
Silver Morning Glory, Bush Morning Glory. This fast growing bush has pretty pink flowers, with a darker more purplish throat, and is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds. The plant is very easy to grow and drought-tolerant once established.
Scarlet morning-glory is native to tropical and subtropical North, Central and South America.
The leaf shape is extremely variable. The leaves are generally ovate in shape with pointed tips and heart-shaped bases and are commonly deeply 3-lobed. Each flower stalk may bear a simple flower or may have several flowers. The joined petals may be scarlet to yellowish to orange-red and from 2.5-4.5 cm in length.
Ipomoea horsfalliae - Prince Kuhio Vine. The great ornamental features are beautiful foliage and the flowers. The leaves are palmately divided into five to seven segments, and are very attractive smooth green color. The noticeable long red-purplish flowers are in groups. Even before the flowers emerge the buds are a positive feature, because they look like small berries. Cultivar "Briggsii" has magenta-crimson flowers in early winter.
This unusual vine has up to 12 beautiful tubular flowers on each spike. It's easy to grow, and excellent on a trellis, fence or in a hanging basket. Also makes a great cut flower.
This marginally frost-hardy plant climbs to a height of 15 ft and quickly provides a dense leafy cover over a suitable supporting structure. Seeds should be scarified and soaked in water for 12 to 24 hours to aid germination. Prefers rich, moist, well-drained soil.