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Ipomoea carnea 
(Badoh Negro, Borrachero, Bush Morning Glory, Matacabra, Morning Glory Tree)


Origin:  Native to Croatia, Sicily, Southern Europe
Family:  Convulvulaceae
Light:  Full sun/ part shade
Height:  6-12'
Spacing:  2-3'
Blooms:  Pink, white, violet, trumpet-shaped, clusters, repeated, year round
Foliage:  6-9", herbaceous, green, heart-shaped, smooth, repeated
Soil:  Well-drained, neutral, drought tolerant
Water:  Regular
Uses:  Mass plant, landscape, butterfly garden, bird garden
Propagation:  Seeds, cuttings  (Allow cut ends to callous before planting in late Spring/early Summer)

Comments:  Ipomoea carnea or Badoh Negro or Borrachero or Bush Morning Glory or Matacabra or Morning Glory Tree or Ipomoea fistulosa or Ipomoea carnea fistulosa is a tender flowering subtropical or tropical shrub with a fast, mounding growth habit.  It is a native of Crotia, Sicily and Southern Europe.  Ipomoea carnea comes in three colors namely lavender, pink and white.  It has herbaceous, smooth green foliage.  Year round, Ipomoea carnea produces showy trumpet-shaped blossoms, followed later by seeds.  The seeds as well as woody cuttings are easily propagated.  It thrives best in well-drained, soil in a sunny to part shade environment.  It is low maintenance and tolerates drought conditions when established.  Cut back to prevent plant becoming woody.  Mass plant for an eye-catching backdrop.  The Brazilians make tobaco pipes with the hollow stems which were also made into paper.  plant is also a medicine plant. 


USDA Zones:  8-11




 

Jennysgarden.com...Plant images and gardening descriptions of Ipomoea carnea  (Badoh Negro, Borrachero, Bush Morning Glory, Matacabra, Morning Glory Tree, Iponoea fistulosa,  Ipomoea carnea fistulosa) growing in Jenny's Garden



Image of butterfly and bird attractor, Ipomoea carnea or Badoh Negro or Borrachero or Bush Morning Glory or Matacabra or Morning Glory Tree or Ipomoea fistulosa or Ipomoea carnea fistulosa



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