Grandpa Ott's' is an exquisite, dependable bloomer. This vigorous vine with gorgeous flowers and beautiful heart-shaped leaves will cover fences and trellises, trail on the ground, or hang from large baskets or containers. May self-sow. Caution: Most parts of this plant are poisonous if ingested.
• Botanical Name: Ipomoea purpurea
• Family: Convolvulaceae
• Native: Neotropics
• Hardiness: Perennial in USDA zones 10 and warmer; usually grown as an annual
• Plant Dimensions: 8'–10' tall
• Variety Information: 2"–3" across, rich royal purple petals marked with a vivid, almost incandescent ruby star, and a pinkish-white throat
• 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.
• Days to Emerge: 5–15 days
• Seed Depth: ½"
• Seed Spacing: A groupf of 3 seeds every 6"–12"
• Thinning: When 2" tall, thin to 1 every 6"–12"