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Cairo Morning Glory in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Ipomoea cairica

 

Cairo Morning Glory

This is a vining perennial that has palmate leaves and large, lavender flowers with a purple throat. It produces a fruit which matures at about 1 cm across and contains hairy seeds.

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plant Features
  • Cairo Morning Glory likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Cairo Morning Glory likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Cairo Morning Glory is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Cairo Morning Glory likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

 
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plant information

Common name

Cairo Morning Glory

Latin name

Ipomoea cairica

type

Climber

family

Convolvulaceae

ph

5.0 - 8.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Cairo Morning Glory likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Cairo Morning Glory is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Soil

    Cairo Morning Glory likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

  • Water

    Cairo Morning Glory likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
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    When the plant will bloom

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Cairo Morning Glory is 1.00meters x 4.00meters 1.00 M 4.00 M

Ipomoea cairica

This is a vining perennial that has palmate leaves and large, lavender flowers with a purple throat. It produces a fruit which matures at about 1 cm across and contains hairy seeds.


Planting Outdoors Spring

From Mid Spring TO Late Spring

For an encouraging start Morning glory need to be kept in a warm greenhouse/window sill /conservatory until all signs of frost have gone. Ipomea are delicate and don't like the cold, soak the seed overnight before sowing. Can be planted in greenhouse or conservatory.

 

Flowering season

From Early Summer TO Early Autumn

Trumpet shaped flowers that come in a variety of colours, red ,blue, purple, white, pink and bi-colours, that open in the morning, usually, and close up at noon or shortly after. Each flower only opens once. They flower from early Summer through to the Autumn.

 
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