Tree Morning Glory

aztreelvrDecember 5, 2005

Here are photos of Tree Morning Glory (Ipomea carnea). The flowers are large and sort of a pink-lavender color. It's common in the barrios of Mexico and is also known as Diez en la Manana because the flowers usually close by 10 in the morning. The seeds are fuzzy and sometimes are called "kitty toes".

I agree the "tree" part of the name is a little misleading as this plant seldom reaches more than 10 feet tall here in the low desert. Our frosts and freezes keep its size in check. Sometimes the shoots will die back as much as 2 -3 feet but the plant grows back as soon as the weather warms again in the spring.

Some nurseries carry this plant and I believe seeds were for sale at the last Fall Garden Festival put on by the U of A Master Gardeners.

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birdlady_in_mesa(z9 AZ)

Great picture, really shows the way the plant looks and grows. Mine has many many 'kitten toes' and I have to pull up lots of volunteers every spring. They can take the sun and when in full bloom are quite lovely.


    Bookmark   December 6, 2005 at 9:14AM
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kactuskathi(9a Goodyear)

I would love some seeds if anyone would like to share.

    Bookmark   December 7, 2005 at 10:58PM
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birdlady_in_mesa(z9 AZ)

Hiya Kathi!
Just shoot me an email with your addy and I'll be glad to send you some seeds.


    Bookmark   December 10, 2005 at 8:21PM
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mingtea(z9 Tucson)

i have a few (3) of these seeds and i was wondering how to grow them? anyone have any ideas?


    Bookmark   December 16, 2005 at 1:13AM
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