Syn. Ipomoea palmata, Ipomoea stipulacea, Ipomoea tuberculata
Common name: Coastal morning glory, Cairo morning glory, Mile-a-minute vine
Native to: North Africa, Cape Verde, Arabian Peninsula
This vining perennial has palmate leaves and large, showy white to lavender flowers. Each fruit matures at about 1 cm across and contains hairy seeds.
Native / exotic: Exotic
Aspect: Full sun to light partial shade
Flowers: White to lilac
Foliage: Evergreen, open clumping
Growth habit: Climbing vine
Height: Up to 10metres
Spread: Up to 10 metres
Soil requirements: Prefers fertile, moist well-drained soils.
Uses: Dark green foliage and prolific flower display. Does well on fences, arches, gazebos, trellis, walls and as an accent plant, in containers, in planters and on structures. Warning: it can smother so keep well controlled.