Morning Glories were cultivated in the Japanese empire and bred for a light blue color, that's why it's sometimes called Imperial Morning Glory, even if this another species. Maxican morning Glories are annuals and are loved for their beautiful, ethereal blooms. They thrive on sheltered house walls, but are still sensitive and fade quickly. There are several cultivars with other colours. Mexican Morning Glories grow up to approx. 4 m and thus somewhat higher than the Common Morning Glory.
(Mexican Morning Glory or Imperial Morning Glory "Trichter-lat.: Ipomoea tricolor, Ipomoea violacea, pharbitis rubrocaerulea)
Warm and sunny, wind-protected location are necessary for this rather fragile Morning Glory. Any normal garden soil will do, strong fertilization with low nitrogen can favor the flowers. This plant can easily be grown in a pot or bucket. It is available as seeds or as potted plants in spring. Do not sow the seeds as usual in March, but at the end of April / beginning of May!
The Mexican Morning Glory is an annual twining vine that can growth up to 4 meters height. The one-day flowers fade rapidly especially in the sun, sometimes by lunchtime already hence the name "Morning Glory". This Morning Glory flowers pink and sky blue with a white center, the Latin name "tricolor" because of this tricolority. Some red varieties exist such as "Scarlett O`Hara" (Ipomoea nil - USA 1939) and "Turris". Pearly Gates is a white variety. Flowering time is from July to October, but in cold, wet there might be no flowering at all. Poisonous seeds!