Friday, October 30, 2009

Q1152 Ipomoea purpurea from Kyushu University

I am growing three plants from seeds I received from Eiji Nitasaka, Ph.D., Kyushu University of Ipomoea purpurea strain number Q1152, one of their variegated leaf purpurea holdings. One plant is displaying this fantastic trait. Another vine is almost without the variegated trait but is quite light yellow in color. The third vine is somewhat intermediate. I will post photos of the latter two in the near future, but here is the one that has captured my interest so far this winter!