Botanical Name: Ipomoea purpurea
Hardiness: Perennial in USDA zones 10 and warmer; otherwise grown as an annual.
Plant Dimensions: 8'–10' vines
Variety Information: 2"–3" wide flowers in assorted colors; may include crimson red, white, light blue, rose, pink, and deep violet.
Exposure: Full sun
Bloom Period: Summer to frost
Attributes: Attracts Pollinators, Deer Resistant
When to Sow Outside: RECOMMENDED. 1 to 2 weeks after your average last frost date. Plants started too early outside will end up less vigorous than plants started when warmer.
When to Start Inside: 4 to 6 weeks before transplanting outside. Sow into a biodegradable pot that can be directly planted in the ground to avoid disturbing roots.q
Days to Emerge: 5–15 days
Seed Depth: ½"
Seed Spacing: A group of of 3 seeds every 6" – 12"
Thinning: When 2" tall thin to 1 every 6" – 12"