'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: Parts of this plant are toxic if ingested.
We cannot ship this variety to Arizona or as per state regulations. Please do not order if your shipping address is in these states.
Botanical Name: Ipomoea purpurea
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"