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Ipomoea carnea

Bush Morning-Glory

Ipomoea carnea Jacq.

According to WU1, those in Florida are subsp. fistulosa (Mart. ex Choisy) D. F. Austin.

eye-poe-MEE-ah CAR-nee-ah

Convolvulaceae

 

Explanation of name: Generic name from Greek for worm and bindweed (BA1). Carnea means flesh-colored.

Natural range: South America, escaped in Florida (WU1)

Recognition: Lanky irregular shrub to 8 tall with violet, funnel-shaped flowers

Landscape uses: The long leggy branches and open appearance of this shrub create challenges for landscaping uses. The violet flowers are attractive in the warm months (WU1 says all year, although this contradicts horticultural experience at PBCC in northern Palm Beach County).  Perhaps best used among other species in a mixed native planting.

 

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English

FL native

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Suggested spacing

Cultural conditions

 

Problems

 

 

Ipomoea carnea

Bush

Morning-Glory

Exotic, escaped (WU1)

Shrub

 

All Year (WU1)

SU-best

To 8

(PBCC)

6

(PBCC)

SU

ME

WI

(PBCC)

Escaped (WU1)

Particularly open, lanky silhouette

 

 

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