Ipomea are one of the most commonly grown flower Creepers. They are also called Morning glory. As the name suggests, Morning glory flowers are Vines which are Saucer-shaped, opening at Morning time.
They can be grown in almost all climatic conditions except severe winters. They are tolerant to Poor soil too.
Pot Culture: Ipomoea can be sown directly into pots. Sow 5-6 seeds in a 9" pot and cover lightly. Sow the seeds 3-4 mm deep. Keep the pot in such a manner that the Vine can be tied or grown along the wall, grill or whatever you wish to cover. Water lightly. Keep in shade till they germinate in about 6-8 days. Gradually exposed to full sun. Soil should be moist but not wet. Later keep 2-3 healthy seedlings in the pot and discard the rest.
In Ground: To grow in ground, make seedlings first. Once the seedlings are 2-3 weeks old, transplant them into their fixed position in your garden. The spacing between plants should be 30 cm. Provide sufficient manure in the ground.
Watering should be done when the soil is dry. Keep it moist. During rains ensure there is no water logging Feed Bahaar (liquid) fertilizer once in 15 days and later once buds appear feed Maxi grow fertilizer. It will ensure more flowers. Continue once in 7 days till the end of last flowers. To keep the soil enriched, put Biogro (organic manure) once a month.
The seeds in this packet are of mixed colours of blue, violet and while with streaks of blue & violet. The flowering starts from 45-50 days onwards. The plant being a creeper can grow upto 10 feet and longer.