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Ipomoea purpurea-dolce vita Samen
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Ipomoea purpurea-dolce vita is a cultivar of Ipomoea purpurea, or as it is popularly known, the Common morning glory or Tall morning glory. Ipomoea purpurea is one hybrid of the species Ipomoea nil. Ipomoea purpurea-dolce vita also goes by the names Convolvulus purpureus L., Ipomoea glandulifera and Ipomoea hispida. The plant has its origins in Mexico and Central America. Once discovered, the plant was distributed to Europem then to Africa all the way to the Far East. Dolce Vita is a climbing vine that can grow to a height of 2 to 3 metres. The plant has heart-shaped leaves that are pointed at the apex. Flowers, on the other hand, are trumpet-shaped and white with pink-coloured throats. The plant has both male and female flowers that have pubescent sepals. Dolce Vita also has a hairy stem and an inflorescence whose stalk is 12 cm long. The flowers wither quickly and are immediately replaced by new ones throughout the summer. While Dolce Vita is considered a poisonous weed in some parts of the world, it is mostly grown as an ornamental. The key elements of the plant’s beauty lie in its ovate leaves and its pearly-white flowers which enhance the immediate scenery. The vines are commonplace in gardens, around pillars and poles, parks etc. Like other closely-related cultivars, Dolce Vita has lush foliage which expands evenly, which make it ideal to grow over fences. Dolce Vita grows best in places with soils that are either moderately loamy or slightly sandy. The soils should have low acidity and alkalinity, as well as, plenty of moisture. Good drainage coupled with high moisture levels is also a must. The ideal environment should also have plenty of sunlight and minimum frost levels given the plant’s sensitivity. Ipomoea purpurea-dolce vita is grown as an annual and therefore can only serve the ornamental function during the summer and a bit during the fall.
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