Common Morning Glory (Ipomoea purpurea)

Annual Climber
Pharbitis purpurea.
Common Name Latin Name Plant Family
Common Morning Glory
Ipomoea purpurea
Convolvulaceae

None known

  • Medicinal Use

    The seed is anthelmintic, diuretic and laxative[176]. It is used in the treatment of oedema, oliguria, ascariasis and constipation[176].

    The seed contains small quantities of the hallucinogen LSD[200, 219]. This has been used medicinally in the treatment of various mental disorders.

  • Edible Use

    None known

  • Cautionary Notes

    None known

Cultivation & Habitat

Pre-soak the seed for 12 hours in warm water, or scarify the seed, and sow in individual pots in a greenhouse in early spring. The seed usually germinates in 1 – 3 weeks at 22¡c. Plants are extremely resentful of root disturbance, even when they are quite small, and should be potted up almost as soon as they germinate[219]. Grow them on fast in the greenhouse and plant them out into their permanent positions after the last expected frosts. Consider giving them some protection such as a cloche until they are growing away actively.
Requires a fertile well-drained loam in a sunny position[200]. The plant is not very frost hardy, but it can be grown outdoors as a tender annual in temperate zones[200]. A very ornamental plant, there are several named varieties[200]. The flowers are blue, but they turn more pink later in the day[260].
Central America – Mexico to the West Indies.

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