Ipomoea

Started by Angela - 6073 Thursday, 06 August 2015

Hi all, can someone please tell me if ALL ipomoea plants are invasive and weedy? My garden club has just had a talk on them and the grower assured us the seeds he provided were not invasive, but all the info I read about them state BEWARE, INVASIVE! The seeds I have are ipomoea purpura "black night", and " split pursonality". I am in Perth.

Ruth - 3185 Saturday, 19 September 2015

I have grown Ipomea tricolour "heavenly blue" in Melbourne, and far from being invasive is slightly precious. I have been unable to import this seed as Thompson and Morgan don"t post to Australia, and when I came back from UK they were confiscated at Tullamarine, despite having been able to bring them in the year before. If your grower has seeds, would you please let me know contact details,as I may be able to get these beautiful sky blue plant seeds from him. Thanks Ruth

Angela - 6073 Tuesday, 06 October 2015

Hi Ruth, I"ll get details for you when I go to meeting 12 Oct. I"m sure heavenly blue was one he had, definitely had a big blue one. He"ll also know if any issues posting to Vic. And of course if mine grow I can send you seed! They are just starting to put on growth. Fingers crossed, Angela.

Lloyd - 4060 Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Apologies for a late reply - my mum raised the red flowering horsfalia (spelling?) and was immensely proud of the vine that grew along the front fence. My impression is that it was hard to grow and so not commonly seen. When it was dug up it showed quite large tubers - reminded me of big sweet potato. But I would never have called it "invasive".

Ruth - 3185 Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Sweet potato is in the ipomea family, and grows as a vine. Generally the vegie has mauve/purple flowers

 

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