Ipomoea imperati

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Beach Morningglory


Plant Specifics

Size:Stems trail along the ground and can be very long.  But the plant is typically no taller than 0.5 ft .
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:White
Fruit Color:NA
Phenology:Evergreen. Blooms spring-summer.
Noted for:Showy flowers


Recommended Uses:Groundcover in open, dry, sandy sites especially on dunes and the upper fringes of beaches.
Propagation:By division or from seed.
Light: Full Sun
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
 (Not wet but not extremely dry ----- to ----- Very long very dry periods)
Moisture Tolerance: Not wet but not extremely dry ----- to ----- Very long very dry periods
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.
Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:High. Can tolerate significant and ongoing amounts of salty wind and salt spray without injury.
Soil or other substrate:Lime rock, Sand
Soil pH:Circum-neutral to calcarious



Attracts insects, especially bees.

Native Habitats:Beach dunes.

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:Poisonous if ingested.