Ipomoea wrightii (Wright’s Morning-glory)

Ipomoea wrightii is an ornamental vine that belongs to the Convolvulaceae family and is commonly known as Wright’s Morning-glory. This wildflower, native to Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, Oklahoma, and Virginia in the United States of America has become a favorite in gardens, where it is grown for its attractive foliage and multi-hued blooms.

Ipomoea wrightii has large, heart-shaped leaves that can grow to 4 inches in width. The plant’s colorful blossoms come in white, blue, pink, and purple varieties with yellow centers and typically open at dawn, hence its common name. The flowers look delicate but are known to be quite hardy and can tolerate a range of temperatures.

Ipomoea wrightii is an easy-to-grow plant that requires minimal maintenance once it has become established in the garden. It prefers full sun and well-drained soil, though it is tolerant of poorer soils and will even flower in partial shade. The vine can reach up to 15 feet in height, and the foliage attracts bees and butterflies to the garden. Ipomoea wrightii can be propagated from seed or stem cuttings taken in late summer or early autumn.

Ipomoea wrightii is a relatively hardy plant and can tolerate short periods of drought, however, regular watering will result in bigger blooms and better growth. Fertilization should be done sparingly, as too much nitrogen can reduce flowering. Pruning is necessary to keep the plant looking neat and tidy, as vines can become quite unruly if left unchecked. It is best to prune back the stems in late winter or early spring before growth begins anew. Deadheading spent flowers will also help promote blooming throughout the season. With proper care and maintenance, Ipomoea wrightii can provide months of blooms and lush foliage.

Ipomoea wrightii Information

Family Convolvulaceae
Common Names Wright’s Morning-glory
Native to USA
Size 15 feet tall

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Ipomoea wrightii edible?

No, Ipomoea wrightii is not edible.

Is Ipomoea wrightii an invasive species of plant?

No, Ipomoea wrightii is not considered an invasive plant.