The Ipomoea Morning glory is an attractive plant which bears beautiful blue or white flowers. Although it is a little difficult to grow, the bright blooms are worth the trouble. The flowers live up to the name of the plant. The morning glory is a glorious addition to the regular garden indeed. The genus consists of various plants which are usually climbers. The exotic plants are perennials in nature and open in the mornings, thus earning the name morning glory.
These plants are very sensitive to the cold weather. Therefore they have to be sheltered meticulously even from a chilly breeze. The Morning Glory is a tender plant. It needs care and attention. Proper lighting and watering are also necessary.
The Morning glory grows well under the full sun. They are not at all fussy about the sunlight they receive. However, these are very tender plants. Therefore they cannot withstand even the slightest cold.
These plants do not need much water. Even during the rainy season, they should be brought indoors. Care should be taken to not let the soil become waterlogged.
These plants grow well in soils having good drainage properties. It should be kept evenly moist.
The plants rarely suffer from infestation by pests. However, gardeners should be cautious of the white blister, rust, fungal leaf spots, charcoal rot, thread blight etc.
These are tender, perennial plants. They bear funnel-shaped flowers on vines. These flowers can be white or brightly coloured. However, they are highly poisonous if consumed.
They are used for ornamental purposes.