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About This Plant...
Genus and species: Ipomoea purpurea
Plant type: warm-season annual
Height: 8-10 foot vines
Location and soil: sun; average to poor soil
Uses: background
Bloom time: summer-early fall
Color range: blue, rose, white
Indoor Sowing...
Time needed to reach transplant size: 6 weeks
When to transplant to garden: after last spring frost
Outdoor Sowing...
When to sow outdoors: after last spring frost
Other Sowing Guidelines...
Approx. germination time: 7 days
Germination temp.: 75-80 degrees F.
Sowing Depth: 1/4 inch
Needs light or dark to germinate: -
Transplanting Guidelines...
Spacing between plants: -
Growing On...
Growing tips: scarify seeds by nicking them with a file, then soaking them overnight in lukewarm water; vines need trellis or fence for support

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