|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.tricolor, syn.I.rubocaerulea an annual or short lived perennial flowers in bright sky-blue to purple blooms and white centers in a funnel shape on egg-to heart-shaped leaves. Mainly in the summer, the blooms are produced in cymes of 2 to 5 and are 3/4 inches across. 'Flying Saucer' blooms in marbled white, purple-blue flowers.