Ipomoea purpurea 'Grandpa Ott'

The best morning glory for our climate, which grows happily and flowers prolifically all summer and early autumn. More
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The best morning glory for our climate, which grows happily and flowers prolifically all summer and early autumn.

Genus Ipomoea
Group/Species purpurea
Variety Grandpa Ott
Type Annual Climber, Half-Hardy Annual Climber
Common Name Morning Glory
Border Position Climber
Soil Type Clay, Fertile, Neutral
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 2.1-2.7m (7-9ft)
Spacing 1.2m (4ft)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting To soften the seed coating and speed up germination, stand the seeds in tepid water for a day or two before sowing. Sow the seed in full sun in a moist compost.
Care Tips Easy to grow in most soils, position in a light location and water frequently. Dead head to encourage repeat blooms.
Flowering June - September
Harvesting Flower production 3 months
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
Advice & Videos
Climbers | Why Sarah Loves These

Sarah shows us some of her favourite climbers from the trials at Perch Hill, which are used as both climbers and trailers.

The very best annual climbers

Sow these climbers in your garden in the spring, and you'll enjoy them well into the autumn.

Using lobster pots for climbers

Sarah trials growing climbers over lobster pots in a patch at Perch Hill.

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Ipomoea purpurea 'Grandpa Ott' reviews

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Peter

I made the mistake of sowing too soon in March and planting out in May. They did not like the cool weather but have picked up and are a lovely addition to the garden.