Morning Glory Bush

Ipomoea carnea fistulosa

  • Produces an abundance of flowers in late spring and summer.
  • It thrives in full sunlight.
  • Flowers open in the morning and close near noon.
  • Cut back plants in mid-summer to encourage a new blooms.

The plant is covered with medium-size, light pink (there is a white form available) blooms all summer. Blooms last only one day but clusters of blooms are formed in the axil of every leaf. Plants can get 6-8 feet tall with multiple trunks. When hard frosts kill plants, the tops should be removed; in South central Texas plants will sprout again from the hardy root system the following May.

Once established the bush morning glory is a tough (drought-tolerant and heat-tolerant) plant. It blooms best in direct sun and will not bloom as well if receiving less than 8-10 hours of direct sun. Plants can be cut back monthly to encourage branching and increase blooming surface. Cutting back in July will reduce plant height and encourage a spectacular fall bloom.

Common Names: Blue Morning Glory Bush, Mexican Bush Morning Glory, Gloria de la Mañana, Bush Morning Glory, Morning Glory Tree, Badoh Negro, Borrachero, Matacabra

Humans and/or animals may have allergic reactions if part(s) of this plant are consumed or by coming into contact with sap from bruised or broken plant parts. Seeds – Highly Toxic if Ingested. Pollen is allergenic. Plant is considered toxic to livestock.