Ipomoea hederacea Jacq. var. dillenii

Annual climber with cordate, 3-lobed leaves and blue or pale purple flowers.  [RHSD. Hortus].  I have been unable to discover how dillenii differs from the type.  See also Ipomoea hederacea Jacq.

Horticultural & Botanical History

Introduced to Britain in 1729.  [PD].

History at Camden Park

Seed order to Hurst and McMullen, Seedsmen and Florists of London, on 8th April 1846.  [MP A2933-1, p.132]. 


Pharbitis dillenii G.Don (1838), Ipomoea bicolor Lam. (syn.), described from the tropics of Africa, may be the same plant.

Published Oct 05, 2009 - 02:56 PM | Last updated Jul 16, 2010 - 03:34 PM

More details about Ipomoea hederacea Jacq. var. dillenii
Family Convolvulaceae
Region of origin

Tropical Regions

  • Pharbitis hederacea (Jacq.) Choisy var. dillenii
  • Convolvulus nil L.
  • Ipomoea caerulea Roxb. ex Ker-Gawl.
  • Ipomoea dillenii Roem. & Schult. 
Common Name

Ivy Leaved Morning Glory

Name in the Camden Park Record

Ipomoea Dilleniana 

Confidence level high