13 Types of Morning Glory

Flowers of the Morning Glory species vary in color. Some flowers are white, some are pink, and some are blue. There are 13 main types of Morning Glory flowers.

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What Are The Different Morning Glory Types?

The main Morning Glory lower classifications are:

Beach Morning Glory

Beach Morning Glory

Beach morning glory is a common name for several plants and may refer to:

Blue Morning Glory

Blue Morning Glory (Ipomoea Indica)

Blue Morning Glory (Ipomoea Indica) boasts bright blue trumpet-shaped flowers in the morning, at around 3-4 in. (7-10 cm) in diameter, on heart-shaped leaves.

This flower is known to fade into a pinkish purple come the evening.

Cardinal Climber

Ipomoea quamoclit (Cardinal Climber)

Indigenous to tropical America, Cardinal Climber (Ipomoea quamoclit) delicate vine potent red flowers.

Its green leaves are divided evenly into independent threads, making the foliage look somewhat ferny in appearance.

These flowers bloom in the early summer up until the early fall, with the red flowers growing to around 1 inch in width (2 cm), becoming star-shaped and flaring open at the mouth into a five-pointed star.

Common Morning Glory

Ipomoea purpurea (Common Morning Glory)

Common Morning Glory is an annual purple flower with heart-shaped foliage and delicate purple-blue trumpet-shaped flowers.

These flowers open in the morning to reveal their white core.

The flowers, 2-3 inches (5-7 cm), will close during the afternoon.

Flying Saucers

Flying Saucers (Ipomoea tricolor)

Flying Saucers (Ipomoea tricolor) are known for their saucer-shaped flowers that typically span 5 inches in width.

These flowers unfurl each day, showing stripes of white clouds on a backdrop of sky blue. They also possess a yellow throat.

These flowers bloom at the start of the summer all the way to the fall on a twining vine that typically stands at 10′ tall.

Grandpa Ott

Ipomoea nil 'Grandpa Ott'

A Morning Glory variant that originated in Bavaria (Germany), Ipomoea nil ‘Grandpa Ott‘ is an annual vine that has green, heart-shaped leaves, and extraordinary deep purple and velvety trumpet-shaped flowers that typically span 2-3 inches.

Grandpa Ott will open in the morning, revealing ruby-red stars that expand from the throat.

Heavenly Blue

Ipomoea tricolor 'Heavenly Blue'

Heavenly Blue‘ (Ipomoea tricolor) is a beautiful annual vine that has big, heart-shaped leaves and spirited, blue trumpet-shaped flowers, that typically span 3-5 inches (8-13 cm).

This popular variety of Morning Glory opens in the morning, revealing white and yellow throats. The flowers will close in the afternoon.

Ivy Morning Glory

Ivy Morning Glory (Ipomoea Nil)

This elegant Morning Glory variety possesses a gentle lavender flower.

Ivy Morning Glory (Ipomoea Nil) will routinely entice bumblebees, so you must be especially careful when planting these flowers.

They can grow in any soil and will do best when exposed to complete sunshine.

Knowlian’s Black

Knowlians Black Morning Glory

While called Knowlian’s Black, the flowers on this exotic flower are actually dark purple.

These flowers grow slower than other Morning Glory varieties. With that being said, with a little time and patience, you will observe colorful flowers throughout the summer months.


'Belle de Nuit,' Ipomoea alba (Moonflower)

The Moonflower acquired their name from the color of their flowers; an elegant white.

These flowers are sweetly-scented; they open in the evening before closing during the following morning.

As a perennial vine, Moonflowers do best in warmer areas, although can be grown annually elsewhere.

Morning Star

Morning Star (Ipomoea purpurea)

Morning Star (Ipomoea purpurea) is a particular variety of morning star flowers, that has petals that can appear in a range of colors, including pink, violet, rose, purple, blue, and white.

They are quite a have white throats, but the petals can come in

Party Dress Morning Glory

These flowers are known to peak much earlier than other varieties of Morning Glory.

The name is in reference to their spiraling nature, and how they will venture up a garden fence or trellis in a short amount of time.

These flowers will keep their color throughout the summer. You can expect magenta blooms with white centers.

Scarlett O’Hara Morning Glory

Ipomoea nil 'Scarlett O'Hara'

‘Scarlett O’Hara’ is a stunningly beautiful annual vine that possesses green, heart-shaped leaves vibrant red trumpet-shaped flowers (that typically measure 4-5 inches (10-15 cm).

These flowers will open in the early morning, revealing their inner white throats. The flowers will proceed to close in the early afternoon.

How Many Varieties Of Morning Glory Are There?

There are 1,000 different varieties of Morning Glory.

These plants are known for their trumpet-shaped flowers, heart-shaped petals, and refreshing fragrance.

What Type Of Flowers Are Morning Glory?

Morning Glory flowers will first appear during the early parts of the summer and remain long into the fall.

Nevertheless, these plants can also be annuals if they are grown in temperatures below 45 F.

They can also be perennial in warmer, nearing tropical climates.

The flowers are trumpet in shape and can come in various colors. Including pink, magenta, purple-blue or white.

As such, these flowers are known to attract various insects and birds, including butterflies and hummingbirds.

What Are Some Flowers That Look Like Morning Glory?

These flowers resemble morning glory flowers:


Moonflowers have elegant white blooms that open in the late evening. They will then bloom throughout the night.


Bindweed is a Morning Glory relative, known for growing among other plants and overcoming them. As such, Bindweed is known to cause a lot of damage to agricultural crops.

A similar variant, A Dodder, is very similar to the Home Morning Glory blossom, albeit smaller.

The roots will dominate everything underground.

Water Spinach

Water spinach is another plant that looks very similar to Morning Glory.

That being said, it’s not a flower, but a vegetable. It’s commonly available in Asian stores and is great when added to a stir fry.

What Are Different Colors Of The Morning Glory Flower?

The various colors of morning glories include red, pink, blue, purple, and white. Many morning glory flowers are also bicolor.