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The many faces of Ipomoea purpurea "Takara"

Posted by true-blue Zone 4 (My Page) on
Sun, Sep 15, 13 at 15:38

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 1 photo IMG_2014_zps935a1101.jpg

Day 2
Day 2 photo IMG_2015_zpsd5a6f63c.jpg

Day 3
Day 3 photo IMG_2019_zps955f5137.jpg

Day 4
Day 4 photo IMG_2023_zps93258a17.jpg

Day 5

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Day 6

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Day 7
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Today I was surprised by a complete change of color:
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Or lack of:

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RE: The many faces of Ipomoea purpurea "Takara"

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

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


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RE: The many faces of Ipomoea purpurea "Takara"

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.


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RE: The many faces of Ipomoea purpurea "Takara"

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 54°F - Low 41°F).
Anyway, here is the best I have for today.


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RE: The many faces of Ipomoea purpurea "Takara"

  • Posted by gerris2 Zone 7a Delaware (My Page) on
    Mon, Sep 16, 13 at 21:09

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


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RE: The many faces of Ipomoea purpurea "Takara"

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


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RE: The many faces of Ipomoea purpurea "Takara"

Here you go Ron :-)


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RE: The many faces of Ipomoea purpurea "Takara"

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...


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RE: The many faces of Ipomoea purpurea "Takara"

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


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RE: The many faces of Ipomoea purpurea "Takara"

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


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RE: The many faces of Ipomoea purpurea "Takara"

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


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RE: The many faces of Ipomoea purpurea "Takara"

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


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