Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Ipomoea nil --- Fujie's Purple Reverse Tube Asagao

This is the first flower of this plant. I like the evenly distributed deep purple color, especially down the tube. The reverse tube trait often is not seen in the first flowers but this flower form should appear as the plant ages.

Ipomoea nil Fujie's Purple Reverse Tube Asagao

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Ipomoea nil Fujie's Star Burst

Soon we will see the flowers of this asagao - look closely on the vine for a small aphid is performing a photo bomb.

Ipomoea nil Fujie's Star Burst

Ipomoea nil Fujie's Star Burst

Lovely shade of green in these leaves.

Ipomoea nil Fujie's Star Burst

Ipomoea nil Q0338

Magnificent variegated leaves in this dwarf Japanese asagao.

Ipomoea nil Q0338

Ipomoea nil Q0338

Magnificent variegated leaves in this dwarf Japanese asagao.

Ipomoea nil Q0338

Ipomoea nil Q0745

I like how the basal lobes almost touch in this leaf.

Ipomoea nil Q0745

Ipomoea nil Q1044

Its first leaf is cordate / heart-shaped, and as predicted by the cotyledon color, is another fine yellow-leaf asagao.

Ipomoea nil Q1044

Ipomoea purpurea Q1181

I am happy, the new leaves are showing curled edge trait. I have only seen this type of leaf in Ipomoea nil Japanese asagao.

Ipomoea purpurea Q1181

Ipomoea purpurea Q1181

I am enjoying the leaf color of this asagao. The yellow-leaf trait is somewhat rare in this species, I think.

Ipomoea purpurea Q1181

Mystery Plant

This plant volunteered in another container and seems to have adjusted to having been transplanted. The first leaf is cordate / heart-shaped. As more leaves appear it may become clear as to its identity.

Mystery Plant

Friday, January 17, 2014

Ipomoea nil Q1044

Growth progress of a Japanese morning glory grown indoors as a house plant.

Ipomoea nil Q1044

Ipomoea nil Q0338

Growth progress of a Japanese morning glory grown indoors as a house plant.

Ipomoea nil Q0338

Ipomoea nil Q0777

Growth progress of a Japanese morning glory grown indoors as a house plant.

Ipomoea nil Q0777

Monday, January 13, 2014

Ipomoea nil Q0745 with circular trellis

A view of the young plant with its newly installed trellis.

Ipomoea nil Q0745

Ipomoea nil Q0745

The plant is making nicely variegated leaves.

Ipomoe nil Q0745

Ipomoea nil Q0745

The plant should make small cheerful red and white flowers. I am growing the plant for its showy variegated leaves but will enjoy the flowers of course when they appear in a month.

Ipomoe nil Q0745

Ipomoea nil Q0784

The young plant has begun to make its vine, which it has independently found the trellis.

Ipomoea nil Q0784

Ipomoea nil Q1044

The plant should make small deep blue flowers on a sea of yellow leaves. I can't wait for the flower show!

Ipomoea nil Q1044

Ipomoea purpurea cotyledons and first leaf

The plant should make blue flowers with white lines in the secondary folds.

Ipomoea purpurea

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Cotyledons - Mystery Morning Glory

This plant appeared in a container this week and I do not know its identity. It does not appear to have the cotyledon shape of neither Ipomoea nil nor I. purpurea. Do any of you recognize it?

Cotyledons - Mystery Morning Glory

Ipomoea nil 'Hatsushimo'

Behold the beautiful sky blue speckled large flowers of 'Hatsushimo', and the incredible yellow-leaf-variegated leaves of this variety from Japan.

Ipomoea nil 'Hatsushimo'

Ipomoea nil Yellow Leaf Mutant Purple Reverse Tube / Cup Flower Asagao

One of my favorite morning glories, the leaves are incredible, making lobes that sometimes resemble human fingers with pointed nails.

Ipomoea nil Yellow Leaf Mutant Purple Reverse Tube / Cup Flower Asagao

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Ipomoea nil Fujie's Star Burst

I dig the yellow-leaf trait in this strain.

Ipomoea nil Fujie's Star Burst Curled Leaf

Ipomoea nil Fujie's Star Burst Curled Leaf

The yellow-leaf trait in this strain's leaves is attractive, and look at the curled edge nature of this particular leaf.

Ipomoea nil Fujie's Star Burst Curled Leaf

Ipomoea nil Fujie's Star Burst

Note the dark color of the hypocotyl and initial length of the vine, which indicates the flower will be in the red-purple part of the color spectrum. The reference photo from the vendor shows the flower will be bright red.

Ipomoea nil Fujie's Star Burst

Ipomoea nil Q0338

This asagao strain appears to be a dwarf type plant. All the leaves are being produced in a tight whorl around the apex.

Ipomoea nil Q0338

Ipomoea nil Q0745

A vine is being made on this slow growing plant, a trait which is ideal for a plant to be grown indoors over the winter.

Ipomoea nil Q0745

Ipomoea nil Q0745

This plant appears to be dwarf, yet it is making a vine now.

Ipomoea nil Q0745

Ipomoea nil Q0784

To truly appreciate the experience of growing Japanese asagao, one must appreciate all parts of the plant, such as its leaves.

Ipomoea nil Q0784

Ipomoea purpurea Q1181 Yellow Leaf

Behold the elegant yellow leaves are being produced by this Kyushu University asagao strain.

Ipomoea purpurea Q1181 Yellow Leaf