The many faces of Ipomoea purpurea "Takara"

true_blue(Mtl Can Zone 4b)September 15, 2013

Here in Montreal, mid to late august is when morning glories burst into flower (I. purpurea). This is my first time growing this variety, thanks to Gerris and his passionate MG threads :-)
Every morning is a wonderful surprise as you don't know what to expect and when you think you've seen them all, well you'll be surprised.
Here are some photos of two side by side vines.

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4

Day 5

Day 6

Day 7

Today I was surprised by a complete change of color:

Or lack of:

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ron_convolvulaceae

Nice photos...How about some rear views of the flower(s) ?

Is 'takara' the e-bay name for this flaked I.purpurea ?

    Bookmark   September 16, 2013 at 11:59AM
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true_blue(Mtl Can Zone 4b)

Hi Ron,

Thanks, this is the closest I have of a rear photo. I'll take some later.

As for the name, yes it is the ebay name.

    Bookmark   September 16, 2013 at 12:23PM
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true_blue(Mtl Can Zone 4b)

The flowers open today are quiet small and with little variegation.
I don't know if the cold spell we're experiencing has anything to do with it. (High 54ðF - Low 41ðF).
Anyway, here is the best I have for today.

    Bookmark   September 16, 2013 at 4:08PM
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gerris2

I like the Day 6 flower, all of them are lovely.

    Bookmark   September 16, 2013 at 9:09PM
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true_blue(Mtl Can Zone 4b)

Thanks Joseph. The white reminds me of fine china. And the flaked color reminds me of old fashioned fountain pen inks...

    Bookmark   September 17, 2013 at 10:23PM
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true_blue(Mtl Can Zone 4b)

Here you go Ron :-)

    Bookmark   September 20, 2013 at 10:41AM
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ron_convolvulaceae

There you go (!) , although a side-view similar to the one you posted here:
http://forums.gardenweb.com/forums/vines/msg0915383615198.0912235728547.jpg
but where the sepals are very clearly seen may be an even better reference view...

    Bookmark   September 20, 2013 at 4:36PM
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true_blue(Mtl Can Zone 4b)

Here is another one Ron, your preferred angle :-)

    Bookmark   September 21, 2013 at 4:00PM
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ron_convolvulaceae

Bob - Thanks for the nice side-vie...the sepals are always a good idea to show as they are significant to the species identification and the bloom looks good from that perspective also...

This post was edited by ron_convolvulaceae on Thu, Oct 31, 13 at 19:33

    Bookmark   September 27, 2013 at 7:17PM
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true_blue(Mtl Can Zone 4b)

This morning I was delighted by this one, it simply took my breath away

    Bookmark   October 1, 2013 at 9:38PM
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true_blue(Mtl Can Zone 4b)

And the profile for Ron ;-) Simply breath taking....

    Bookmark   October 1, 2013 at 9:42PM
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