|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.indica (syn. I.acuminata, I.learii) is climbing perennial with heart shaped green leaves. Blooms in masses of purple-blue flowers 2 1/2 to 3 1/3 inches across, quite often turns to purplish red at maturity. Blooms from late spring to autumn. Heart-shaped green leaves.