A climbing plant of the convolvulus family, sometimes cultivated for its trumpet-shaped flowers.
- Genus Ipomoea, family Convolvulaceae: several species, in particular the purple-flowered I. purpureus of tropical America.
- Small flowered clematis, morning glory, the less vigorous climbing roses, nasturtiums and many others grow well in containers.
- When the weather warms up, sow seeds of cosmos, marigold, morning glory, portulaca, nasturtium, sunflower, and zinnia for splashes of color.
- Climbers don't really climb, as clematis or morning glory do, with tendrils that attach themselves to a fence or trellis.
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