Part Sun to Sun
Dead-Heading Not Necessary
Ipomoeas are great additions to combination planters, but they can sometimes overwhelm less vigorous plants. If you are like me you can let your combination plants duke it out Darwinian style, however, if you prefer to keep a more balanced look to your combination planters, you can cut back or remove stems at any time.
Ipomoeas also make great annual groundcovers in the landscape. They love the heat and humidity (growing up to 36" a week in the Deep South), cooler temperatures and low humidity cause them to stay more compact.
An application of fertilizer or compost on garden beds and regular fertilization of plants in pots will help ensure the best possible performance.
Works great in landscapes as an annual ground cover, as well as in combinations and containers by themselves. The plant is very adaptable, working in both sun and shade conditions, although the colors are deeper and brighter in full sun than they are in shadier environments where colors are tinged with more green.
Maintenance Category Easy
Water Category Average
Flower Form Border Plant, Container, Edging Plant, Landscape, Mass Planting
Soil Fertility Average Soil