|Ipomoea is a group of perennial or annual vines as well as evergreen shrubs and perennials. The vines require support, full sun and humus rich soil. They are frost tender at 45-50F.
Red spider mite and whitefly can occasionally cause problems. Can be propagated by spring seed or summer cuttings. They are not related to Convolvus arvensis the hard to eradicate vine also known as Morning Glory or Bindweed.
I.lobata, syn.I.versicolor, Quamoclit lobata a perennial climber blooms one-sided racemes to 12 inch long with scarlet flowers turning to orange and yellow at maturity and then to white. The foliage with its crimson stems and stalks bears mid to dark green leaves. This species could appear throughout the year in some climates but usually only from summer to autumn.