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) is a vigorous twining evergreen vine with lush, velvety, heart-shaped leaves and attractive clusters of trumpet-shaped flowers, 3-4 in. (7-10 cm). Opening with bright blue flowers in the morning, the blossoms fade to pinkish purple by late afternoon before closing.

Cardinal Climber

Ipomoea quamoclit (Cardinal Climber)

Native to tropical America, Ipomoea quamoclit (Cardinal Climber) is a tender twining vine with attractive fern-like foliage and fiery, scarlet flowers. Each green leaf is finely divided into slender threads, giving the foliage a ferny appearance. Blooming in small cymes from early summer to early fall, the tubular red flowers, 1 inch across (2 cm), are star-shaped, flaring open at the mouth into a five-pointed star.

Common Morning Glory

Ipomoea purpurea (Common Morning Glory)

An exotic climber for the garden, Ipomoea purpurea (Common Morning Glory), is a particularly pretty annual purple vine flower noted for its brilliant heart-shaped foliage and attractive creamy purple-blue trumpet-shaped flowers. Opening in the morning to reveal their white throats, the flowers, 2-3 inches (5-7 cm), close in the afternoon, hence the common name.

Flying Saucers

Flying Saucers (Ipomoea tricolor)

Flying Saucers (Ipomoea tricolor) produce large saucer-shaped flowers 5 inches across that unfurl each day to display stripes of white cloud against sky blue with a lemon yellow throat. They bloom from summer to fall on a twining vine to 10′ tall.

Grandpa Ott

Ipomoea nil 'Grandpa Ott'

A magnificent heirloom Morning Glory from Bavaria (Germany), Ipomoea nil ‘Grandpa Ott‘ is an annual vine with emerald-green, heart-shaped leaves, and intense royal-purple trumpet-shaped flowers. It opens in the morning to reveal a ruby-red star extending from the throat, the velvety flowers, 2-3 inches.

Heavenly Blue

Ipomoea tricolor 'Heavenly Blue'

A highly popular variety of Morning Glory, Ipomoea tricolor ‘Heavenly Blue‘ is a lovely annual vine with large, heart-shaped leaves and vibrant, azure-blue trumpet-shaped flowers. Opening in the morning to reveal their white and yellow throats, the flowers, 3-5 inches (8-13 cm), close in the afternoon, hence the common name.

Ivy Morning Glory

Ivy Morning Glory (Ipomoea Nil)

Ivy Morning Glory (Ipomoea Nil) attracts bumblebees, so be careful when planting in an area where bees frequent. It grows in any soil and prefers full sun. The flowers of this morning glory variety are light lavender.

Knowlian’s Black

Knowlians Black Morning Glory

Not entirely black, but very deep, velvety purple, Knowlians Black Morning Glory is a slightly slower grower than other Morning Glory varieties, but with patience, a bounty of large, richly colored flowers bloom throughout the summer.


'Belle de Nuit,' Ipomoea alba (Moonflower)

A fascinating and sweetly-scented ‘Belle de Nuit,’ Ipomoea alba (Moonflower) earns its name from its pure white flowers, which open in the evening and close during the morning. It is a perennial vine in warm areas but grown as an annual elsewhere. 

Morning Star

Morning Star (Ipomoea purpurea)

Morning Star (Ipomoea purpurea) are types of morning star flowers that have white throats, but the petals can come in rose, purple, pink, violet, blue, and white.

Party Dress Morning Glory

Party Dress Morning Glory usually flowers weeks before other types of morning glory. ‘Party Dress’ spirals up a trellis or garden fence in no time and keeps its color all summer long with magenta blooms with white centers. Looks excellent on trellises and fences with ‘Heavenly Blue’ morning glory.

Scarlett O’Hara Morning Glory

Ipomoea nil 'Scarlett O'Hara'

An incredibly eye-catching type of Morning Glory, Ipomoea nil ‘Scarlett O’Hara’ is a magnificent annual vine with emerald-green, heart-shaped leaves and bold, creamy red trumpet-shaped flowers. It opens in the morning to reveal their white throats, the velvety flowers, 4-5 inches (10-15 cm), close in the afternoon.

How Many Varieties Of Morning Glory Are There?

1,000 different varieties! There are more than 1,000 different varieties of morning glory plants that make up the representative species. These plants produce trumpet-like flowers with tiny heart-shaped petals. They also give off an amazing fragrance.

What Type Of Flowers Are Morning Glory?

Morning Glory flowers appear in early summer and last well into the fall. Morning glories can be annuals in areas that get below 45 F. They can also be perennial in warmer, more tropical climates. The trumpet-shaped flowers come in pink, purple-blue, magenta, or white. The flowers of the morning glory plant attract butterflies and hummingbirds.

What Are Some Flowers That Look Like Morning Glory?

These flowers resemble morning glory flowers:


Moonflowers, a relative of the domestic morning glory, has beautiful white blooms that open as the sun sets and bloom all night long. The moonflower flowers are gorgeous additions to moon gardens.


Bindweed is a morning glory relative that may cause significant damage to agricultural and horticultural crops. The woody stems twine themselves among other plants, choking out competition. A variant of this plant known as a dodder resembles a tiny version of the home morning glory blossom. Its roots control everything underground, and one root system can spread up to half a mile in length.

Water Spinach

Water spinach is another plant that looks like morning glory. However, it’s a vegetable that you can buy in Asian stores. It has long thin leaves and it is good for 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.