Ipomoea hederifolia

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Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

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

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Scarlet Morningglory


Plant Specifics

Size:to 10 ft
Life Span:Annual
Flower Color:Red
Phenology:Blooms summer and fall.
Habitats:Dry disturbed sites.


Recommended Uses:Grow on fence or trellis.
Light: Full Sun,  Part Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
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 Tolerance:Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray
Soil/Substrate:Loam, Sand



Attracts hummingbirds.

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