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Ipomoea imperati (Beach Morning Glory)

Beach Morning-glory, Beach Morning Glory, Ipomoea stolonifera

Ipomoea imperati, Beach Morning-glory, Beach Morning Glory, Ipomoea stolonifera, Perennial Vine, Native Florida Vine, White Flowers
Ipomoea imperati, Beach Morning-glory, Beach Morning Glory, Ipomoea stolonifera, Perennial Vine, Native Florida Vine, White Flowers
Ipomoea imperati, Beach Morning-glory, Beach Morning Glory, Ipomoea stolonifera, Perennial Vine, Native Florida Vine, White Flowers

Ipomoea imperati (Beach Morning Glory) is a scrambling, creeping, evergreen vine with showy white flowers that open in the morning and begin to close up by afternoon. Blooming from summer to fall, the flowers are large, 2 in. across (5 cm), and funnel-shaped with fused white petals and yellow centers. Attractive to hummingbirds, they give way to dry, dehiscent capsules containing seeds that are important forage for several types of wildlife, including endangered beach mice. The smooth trailing stems are covered with small, alternately arranged, elliptical, fleshy, dark green leaves with a notched apex. Forming roots at the nodes, they provide a dense leafy cover. Native to the coastlines of tropical and subtropical areas across the globe, Beach Morning Glory occurs naturally on coastal dunes where it is an important sand stabilizer and colonizer after disturbances. Beach Morning Glory is excellent for beachfront homes and coastal landscapes.

  • Grows up to 6 in. tall (15 cm) and 10-50 ft. wide (3-15 m). Will quickly spread to form a mat without being invasive.
  • Thrives in full sun in dry to moist, well-drained, sandy soils. Drought tolerant, Beach Morning Glory can tolerate significant and ongoing amounts of salty wind and salt spray without injury.
  • Virtually pest and disease free.
  • Propagate by seeds or cuttings.
  • Native to the coastlines of tropical and subtropical areas across the globe.
  • This plant has low severity poison characteristics.
  • Toxic to dogs, toxic to cats, toxic to horses.

Requirements

Hardiness 8 - 11
Plant Type Climbers, Perennials
Plant Family Convolvulaceae
Genus Ipomoea
Common names Morning Glory
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 4" - 6"
(10cm - 15cm)
Spread 10' - 50'
(3m - 15.2m)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Low
Soil Type Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Native Plants Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Northeast, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Southeast, Southwest, Texas, United States
Tolerance Drought, Salt
Attracts Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Ground Covers
Garden Styles Coastal Garden
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Ipomoea pandurata (Wild Potato Vine)
Ipomoea × sloteri (Cardinal Climber)

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Requirements

Hardiness 8 - 11
Plant Type Climbers, Perennials
Plant Family Convolvulaceae
Genus Ipomoea
Common names Morning Glory
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 4" - 6"
(10cm - 15cm)
Spread 10' - 50'
(3m - 15.2m)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Low
Soil Type Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Native Plants Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Northeast, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Southeast, Southwest, Texas, United States
Tolerance Drought, Salt
Attracts Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Ground Covers
Garden Styles Coastal Garden
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Do I Need?
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