IPOMOEA purpurea, 'Tall Mix' (Morning Glory, Mixed Colors) is a cultivar of the Morning Glory plant, scientifically known as Ipomoea purpurea. Ipomoea purpurea is native to tropical and subtropical regions of the Americas. 'Tall Mix' is a cultivated variety chosen for its tall growth habit and diverse flower colors. It is commonly grown as an annual in temperate regions, completing its life cycle within one growing season.
Ipomoea purpurea 'Tall Mix' is a climbing vine that can reach a height of 6 to 10 feet (1.8 to 3 meters). It features heart-shaped leaves and produces large, trumpet-shaped flowers. The 'Tall Mix' variety offers a blend of colors, including shades of blue, purple, pink, and white. The flowers typically open in the morning and close in the afternoon.
'Tall Mix' typically blooms from summer to fall, producing an array of vibrant and showy flowers. The blooming period can vary slightly depending on local conditions, climate, and cultivation practices.
Morning Glory 'Tall Mix' thrives in full sun exposure. It prefers fertile, well-drained soil but can tolerate a variety of soil conditions. Regular watering is necessary to keep the soil consistently moist, particularly during dry periods. This cultivar is often grown on trellises, fences, or other support structures to allow the vines to climb.
Morning Glory 'Tall Mix' can be propagated from seeds. Sow the seeds directly in the garden bed after the last frost date, as they do not transplant well due to their sensitive root system. Nicking or soaking the seeds in warm water for a few hours before planting can help improve germination rates. Ensure the soil remains moist until germination occurs, which typically takes around 10 to 14 days.
Morning Glory 'Tall Mix' is primarily grown for its striking and colorful flowers. The diverse mix of flower colors adds visual interest to gardens and can create a vibrant display when grown on trellises or fences. It can also attract pollinators such as bees and butterflies, adding life to the garden.
Morning Glory 'Tall Mix' requires regular maintenance to control its vigorous growth. It is important to monitor the vine's growth and provide support as needed.
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Scientific Name: Ipomoea Purpurea ‘Tall Mix’
Common Name: Morning Glory – Mixed colors
Plant Type: Annual
Native Range: Native to Mexico and South America
Full Growth Height: 60-120 "
Spread: 30-60 "
Exposure: Requires full Sun
Blooming Season: Summer, Fall
Attracts: Bees, Butterflies, Humming birds
Flower Shape: Funnel shaped
Flower Color: Seasonal mix of shades in blue, purple, fuchsia, and rose
Water Requirement: Average
Soil Type: Average, consistently moist, well-drained
Uses: Porch and balconies, Covering Railings, Posts and pillar as well