Ipomoea (Morning glories) is the largest genus of flowering plant in family Convolvulaceae
, comprising over 500 species. is the largest genus of flowering plant in family Convolvulaceae
, comprising over 500 species. Ipomoea can be found throughout tropical and subtropical regions of the world.
Ipomoea are twining climbing plants, grown for their spectacular, trumpet-shaped, colorful flowers. They can be used to twine over arches or pergolas or grown into trees and shrubs. The deep flowers attract large Lepidopterea
especially Sphingidae such as Pink-spotted Hawkmoth (Agrius cingulata
), and also hummingbirds. It is also food plant for the caterpillars of certain Lepidoptera
Ipomoea is easy to grow, in full sun, in fertile and well-drained soil. Propagation is through softwood cuttings in spring or summer. Common disease is mildew.
Ipomoea nil 'Akatsukinoumi'
Scarlet Creeper(Ipomoea hederifolia)