Ipomoea hederifolia

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Scarlet Morningglory


Plant Specifics

Size:to 10 ft
Life Span:Annual
Flower Color:Red
Fruit Color:NA
Phenology:Blooms summer and fall.
Noted for:Showy flowers


Recommended Uses:Grow on fence or trellis.
Propagation:Seed or cuttings.
Light: Full Sun,  Part Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
 (Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- to ----- Somewhat long very dry periods)
Moisture Tolerance: Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- to ----- Somewhat long very dry periods
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.
Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray
Soil or other substrate:Loam, Sand
Soil pH:Adaptable



Attracts hummingbirds.


Attracts larger butterflies such as swallowtails and fritillaries.  Predominantly self-pollinated.

Native Habitats:Dry disturbed sites.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 11 8A 8B 9A 9B 

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures


General Comments:The flowers are smaller than on most other native morning-glories, but they are attractive.