Morning glories were introduced into European gardens during the 16th century and have since been grown worldwide for their attractive flowers.

Morning glory is a popular and beautiful flower to grow in gardens. The morning glory is easy to grow, drought tolerant, and can be an attractive addition to any garden. Morning glories are available in many colors, including blue, yellow, orange, and purple.

There are wide varieties of morning glory flowers. Some are annuals, and some are perennials, so you can plant them in your garden for a long-lasting display or let them grow for a few years before replacing them with something else. Some morning glories are tall, some shorter; some have better colors and more fragrance or resistance to pests and diseases than others. There  are variations in flowers when deciding what kind of morning glory you want to grow in your garden!

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Some Common Types of Morning Glory

Morning glory is a plant that has been used for decades worldwide. There are several types of morning glory, each with unique characteristics and uses. If you're interested in growing your morning glory, there's no need to worry about what type of plant to buy or where to find seeds — just read on for all the information you'll need!

Convolvulus tricolor 'Flying Saucers'

types of morning glory

Convolvulus tricolor 'Flying Saucers' has distinctive white and blue flowers that grow in clusters on long stems. The flowers can grow up to 6 inches in length, making this variety perfect for borders or containers. These plants bloom during the spring and are hardy in zones 5-11. They prefer full sun and need little water once established.

Ipomoea nil 'Grandpa Ott'

'Grandpa Ott' is a fast-growing morning glory that can reach heights of up to 10 feet. It's one of the few morning glories that will bloom throughout the summer, producing long, tubular flowers with purple stripes. This variety is best planted in early spring when temperatures are still cool. Like other morning glories, it needs full sun and moist soil. To care for 'Grandpa Ott', be sure to water regularly, so it doesn't dry out during hot spells or periods of drought or neglect.

Ipomoea purpurea 'Milky Way'

Ipomoea purpurea 'Milky Way'

Ipomoea purpurea 'Milky Way' is a climbing vine native to the tropical regions of South America. This type can reach up to 30 feet high and has large flowers that are white with a pink center. The flowers have a sweet fragrance and require full sun and partial shade to bloom well.

Ipomoea. pertensis 'Crimson Rambler'

Ipomoea. pertensis 'Crimson Rambler

Ipomoea. pertensis 'Crimson Rambler' is a variety of morning glory flowers that can be grown in the US, Canada, Europe, and Australia. It is indigenous to Mexico and Central America, where it grows wild on hillsides. The flowers of this vine are deep red with touches of white around the petals. This type can rise up to 10 feet tall, this vine requires full sunlight and well-drained soils to bloom properly. When planted in rich soil that drains quickly or on slopes with good drainage, Ipomoea will grow vigorously producing long vines with numerous flowers on them at once.

Ipomoea tricolor 'Heavenly Blue'

Ipomoea tricolor 'Heavenly Blue

The Heavenly Blue Morning Glory is a perennial plant that produces blue flowers. It has been known as "Heavenly Blue Morning Glory" since its introduction from China in the early 1600s. This variety of morning glory can grow up to 3 feet tall and is native to the tropics of Mexico and the West Indies. It was introduced into Europe in 1633 by John Tradescant, who received it from Captain Thomas Harriot at Oxford University.

Convolvulus cneorum "Silverbush"

Convolvulus cneorum

Convolvulus cneorum is a perennial plant that grows in the summer. It is a climbing plant with heart-shaped leaves. This species' flowers are small and white, and they grow in clusters. Convolvulus cneorum is native to Europe and Asia. There are wide varieties of morning glory flowers, but Convolvulus cneorum "Silverbush" is one of them.

Ipomoea purpurea

Ipomoea purpurea

This is another variety that's commonly grown in gardens. Purple morning glory, or Ipomoea purpurea, is native to Mexico and Central America. It was introduced into Europe during the 16th century and has since spread worldwide as an ornamental flower. The plant has a strong scent, making it more desirable than some of its cousins for use in bouquets and floral arrangements.

However, purple morning glory can be extremely invasive when planted outdoors in warm climates (it tends to grow quickly). In areas where it becomes abundant, it can overtake native plants and other garden plants in your yard—even if you don't intend for them to do so!

Cardinal Climber

Cardinal Climber

Cardinal climber (Ipomoea sloteri) is a perennial vine that grows to a height of 3-8 feet. The flowers of this type are red, orange, and yellow and bloom from June to October. It is hardy in USDA zones 5-10.

Cypress Vine

Cypress Vine

Cypress Vine (Ipomoea quamoclit) is violet-purple in color. It is commonly found in South America, Africa, and Asia. It grows up to 5 meters long that trails over rocky cliffs or grows on walls or fences. It has a bright scarlet color and is a favorite for the butterflies. It blossoms during the summer months (June through September).



Moonflower is a climbing vine with large, trumpet-shaped flowers. This type can reach up to 10 feet high. Moonflower is a perennial plant that grows best in full sun but will tolerate partial shade.

The moonflower seeds are easy to harvest, so it's common to see this flower around your neighborhood park or school ground. The vine produces white or light blue-violet flowers from late spring through early fall and prefers moist soil conditions for optimal growth.

Final Words

Morning Glory is a beautiful, sunny flower that comes in various colors. It's ideal for bouquets or arrangements because it has long-lasting and showy flowers. There are also many types of morning glory, so you'll have plenty of options when choosing which one to plant in your garden!