Blue morning glory
|Botanical Name||Ipomoea indica|
DescriptionHigh climbing herb, hairy, 3-lobed leaves, large deep blue flowers Jan-Dec. Stems twining and running.
Where is it found?Lowlands, forest and shrub margins, exotic plantations and gardens. Locally common.
Why is it a problem?Very vigorous. Can smother native trees and shrubs.
How does it spread?Grows very vigorously out of gardens. Plants have been found in the Tauranga area producing viable seed but normally viable seed is not formed in New Zealand.
How do I get rid of it?
Hand pull, ensuring all roots are removed. Cut and treat larger stems with stump paint herbicide mix.
Caution must be exercised as it can readily grow from stems, etc.
Roundup at 100 ml to 10 litres of water plus Pulse.
Hand pull small infestations. Cut and treat stems of larger plants. Cut down large infestations and spray regrowth. Follow-up will be required.
This plant is prohibited from propagation, sale and distribution Within New Zealand!