Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Ipomoea nil Higo Q224

Ipomoea nil Higo Q224 by Gerris2
Ipomoea nil Higo Q224, a photo by Gerris2 on Flickr.

Via Flickr:
This variety is a very old line and is a Higo Asagao. It should make an off-white to cream flower and it appears it will have variegated leaves. The Higo varieties were reportedly grown by the Samurai in Edo Period.

Japanese Morning Glory / Asagao seedlings
Q-strain varieties from the Japanese National Asagao Collection housed at Kyushu University, Fukuoka

Nikon D70
Helios-44 2/58mm