Ipomoea Purpurea Pink Star Rambler Morning Glory Seeds

Ipomoea Purpurea Pink Star Rambler Morning Glory Seeds

Packet of 50+ organically grown seeds!

When I originally got these seeds I was told they were a pink form of Rivea corymbosa, and that they were sourced in Israel.
They were also said to be used for divination purposes the same way ololiúqui~ololiuhqui~ololiuqui was used by Aztec~Mexican shamans.

While it does look visually similar, this is not Rivea/Turbina species at all and I can not, and do not in any way recommend use of the plant for anything at all, but looking at.
This is a pretty ornamental species only, and to that end it’s great.

It is the domesticated form of Ipomoea purpurea with tan brown seeds, not the black I was more used to seeing.
Because I have tracked down the name after the fact, I am not 100% which exact named variety of Ipomoea purpurea it is.
I am pretty certain it is either Pink Rambler or Pink Star, but it could just as easily be one of the hundreds of others.

Lovely pale pink with a distinctive star centre, and a heart shaped leaf.

I can tell you it looks cool, the native bees smash it, and the plants produce an endless stream of pink flowers on a tighter more compact plant than the wilder less domesticated forms.

I like it, it’s definitely a keeper, and I am excited to have it in the collection!

NOT FOR WESTERN AUSTRALIA or TASMANIA due to added expense and drama involved.

If you decide to try and buy anyway, this item will not be sent. 🙂

Ipomoea Alba White Moon Flower Vine Seeds

Ipomoea Alba White Moon Flower Vine Seeds

Packet of 5 freshly harvested seeds!

This fella is really pretty and famous pretty much world wide.

In some parts of Asia the flowers and immature buds are cooked as a vegetable and having tried it myself I have to admit they do taste pretty good.
Having done a heap of research on the plant it is important to note that its considered toxic in large amounts and consumption is not recommended.

I no longer eat them myself (though would without hesitation if SHTF) and suggest you don’t either.

Ornamental flower folks, and it’s a real beauty!

Huge crisp white flowers that attract the night time pollinating insects like moths making them an ideal plant to grow near your papaya, dragonfruit or night blooming cacti.

It is known by the common names lay of the night, good night, dama-da-noite, boanoite, tropical white morning glory, evening glory, moonvine, moonflower vine or just moonflower.

This last one always always always causes arguments online, especially in the plant ID groups, as that is the same common name as this other beautiful night blooming plant Datura inoxia.

Crude extracts have been shown effective at killing human tumor cells and research is ongoing with the aim of identifying which chemicals are the most effective for the development of cancer treatments.

It is also very effective at killing pathogenic microorganisms like Streptococcus mutans and Streptococcus sanguinis.

There is a link between heart disease and oral infection with these microorganisms, and the thought is that killing them, may prevent heart disease developing altogether.
That’s the theory anyway…

Me personally, I reckon being as beautiful as it is everyone should grow a couple.

It’s really nice to get up in the middle of the night and wander outside to smell the flowers, watch the stars..

Grown by me and the Mrs organically, no chems, no nasties, no problems!!!

NOT FOR NEW SOUTH WALES, WESTERN AUSTRALIA or TASMANIA due to added expense and drama involved.

If you decide to try and buy anyway, this item will not be sent. 🙂

 

 

 

Obscure Morning Glory Ipomoea Obscura Seeds

Obscure Morning Glory Ipomoea Obscura Seeds

Packet of 10+ fresh viable home grown seeds!

Big fan of morning glories and this white and yellow one is particularly nice.

There are a few forms of this species and the one I am selling seeds of has a small white flower with pale creamy yellow star radiating around the deep dark purple centre, and they are about the size of an Aussie 20c coin.
It has a semi-tuberous root and in my climate it is a perennial lasting 4+years.

I grow them in 10lt/buckets/pots with a coil of wire as a trellis and they look really cool covered in big green heart shaped leaves and flowers.
The blue banded bees love them and I move the pots around near the tomatoes and other crops to increase fruit production.
I use them as bee bait and it definitely works improving fruit set.

Known as in Laksmana in traditional Ayurveda medicine, it is also known the following names at various places around the world. Bilichita bogari, bokadi mooguthi balli, Calonyction acanthocarpum, cherutali, chirudalli, Convolvulus obscurus, Convolvulus ochraceus, Convolvulus pilosus, Convolvulus trichocalyx, golla jiddu aaku, gumbadvel, Ipomoea acanthocarpa, Ipomoea acutiflora, Ipomoea demissa, Ipomoea demissa, Ipomoea dubia, Ipomoea fragilis, Ipomoea fragilis, Ipomoea inconspicua, Ipomoea insuavis, Ipomoea kentrocarpa, Ipomoea longipes, Ipomoea luteola, Ipomoea saltiana, Ipomoea sudanica, Ipomoea tenuis, kuruguttali, lakshmana, Merremia geophiloides, nalla kokkita, pan bel, pilibonvari, pivali bhonvari, piwli pungali, tirutali, vachagandha, muduhwi and wild petunia.

In it’s natural range it is regularly used as both a food and medicine and having tried the leaves fried up myself and I have to admit, not bad at all.
I also have to say, this family can be a bit dodgy food wise, and it isn’t something I recommend or will be eating regularly.
I consider it an emergency SHTF type potential food only.
Some closely related members of the Ipomoea mob have toxic compounds, there are numerous forms of this one in particular.
As far as I know they could all have different chemical composition, and the fact that after many years growing this species I have never had an insect issue makes me particularly wary.

All the other Edible Ipomoea species I grow have had the odd bug having a nibble from time to time but not this fella, and because of that example, me neither these days.

Could be poisonous in large amounts, or you personally could just react badly to a tiny little bit, and for that reason I am only selling these seeds as an ornamental species.

It is native to Christmas island, and I also found a few old references to it being native to northern Australia and another saying native to Queensland, but the Australia government now disputes this and saying it was introduced.
Have a look at this distribution map and you decide it that makes sense to you or not…
Regardless, like all species native or not, there is a definite weed potential so keep that in mind.
Only grow it in pots, and if you don’t plan on collecting seeds for new plantings, then just pull the pods off as they form.
This will make the plant flower much more profusely, and prevent it from getting away from you at the same time.
If picked green and young there is no chance of growing and you can just dump them back in the pot as mulch.

Traditional medicinal uses include collecting the leaf sap and using for insanity and mental conditions, the leaf in an alcohol tincture for sores and infected wounds, the dried powdered leaves for mouth ulcers, and a tea made from the pounded roots was also used as a treatment for dysentery.

All very interesting, but not something I have tried and these seeds are sold as an ornamental species only.
To that end it is a fantastic choice and you would have to crazy not to think it’s a pretty little fella I reckon!

Grown by me and the Mrs organically, no chems, no nasties, no problems!!!

NOT for the USA, Western Australia, or Tasmania, due to added expense and drama involved.
If you decide to buy anyway, despite me politely asking you not to, I will NOT be sending this item and you will receive a substitution of my choosing. 🙂

Ipomoea Coccinea Mexican Scarlet Morning Glory Seeds

Ipomoea Coccinea Mexican Scarlet Morning Glory Seeds

Packet of 30+ freshly harvested, home grown seeds!

Like most Ipomoea species it seems there are many different names for this fella, and those names are also used for many similar, but quite unique species. These names include Scarlet Morning Glory, Red Morning Glory, Scarlet Starglory, Starglory, Redstar, Mexican Morning Glory, Ipomoea coccinea v. hederifolia, Wooly Tidestromia, Quamoclit coccinea, Quamoclit coccinea v. hederifolia, Quamoclit hederifolia etc.

It is a very easy to grow ornamental vine and it is a great choice for a fence or hedge.

The butterflies and bees seem to love it, and we use it as an ornamental shade crop for the Guinea pig houses. We just use polystyrene boxes to grow the vine in, and let it sprawl up and over the cage providing protection from eagles, falcons and hawks, and much needed shade from the midday heat.

As a bonus it also looks beautiful! Lots of red flowers that come in flushes, and if you deadhead it the vine can last ages, month after month.

Never tried it myself, but I found this interesting>>>

“The plant is cultivated in many parts of India as an ornamental plant, but it is also used for medicinal properties; they use the roots to induce sneezing.”

No idea how or why, but if you have any info on the subject I would love an email or a link.

Anyway, that is pretty much it I guess?

Just a beautiful vining plant with masses of bright orange red flowers.

Grown by me and the Mrs organically, no chems, no nasties, no problems!!!

Red Star Morning Glory Ipomoea Quamoclit Cardinalis Seeds

Red Star Morning Glory Ipomoea Quamoclit Cardinalis Seeds

Packet of 20+ home grown seeds!

Really easy to grow plant with both beautiful flowers and leaves.
If you have a fence, hedge, wall, arch or a bit of a mess you want covered up, this is a great option.

Very old variety of plant first made way back in the early 18th century by an unknown gardener.

The thought is that they crossed the Ipomoea coccinea(Scarlet morning glory) with Ipomoea quamoclit(Cypress Vine) and this is the result.
Continuous breeding back to itself has resulted in a stable true breeding line(its babies look exactly like it) that looks awesome.

Normal potting mix is fine, a soak in warm not hot water for a few hours or over night can speed up germination, but for me it was only a couple weeks untreated.

Likes to climb, easy to train, looks great, grows easily, isn’t weedy, at least not for us, and is no considered a noxious weed in any state of Australia.

Just another beauty for the collection!

Grown by me and the Mrs organically, no chems, no nasties, no problems!!!

Ipomoea Pes Caprae Beach Morning Glory Seeds

Ipomoea Pes Caprae Beach Morning Glory Seeds

Packet of 10+ home grown seeds!

Most folks would know this fella. It is a very common sight along beaches all over Australia, often deliberately planted to hold the sand and stop erosion.

It is also a common sight on beaches all over the world, and as such, it has a heap of different names.
I got lazy so here is only a small segment of the ones I found in a quick search.
Puhuehue, Pohuehue, Bayhops, Beach morning glory, Goat foot, Goat’s foot, Goats foot, Railroad vine, horse’s footprint, goat’s foot creeper, goat’s foot convolvulus, Liseron pied de chèvre, ipomée pied de chèvre, batate ronde, patate à Durand, patate bord de mer, batatran, Batata-de-mar, Majani ya mwaka, mlakasa, Convolvulus pes caprae, Ipoemea biloba, Ipomoea maritime, Tapak Kuda, Kangkong Laut, Horse’s Foot-print, Ma An Teng, Katang-katang, Daun Katang, Alere, Leleri, Dalere, Tapak kuda, Andal, Arana, Dolodoi, Mari-mari, Loloro, Bulalingo; Boboledan, Convolvulus pes-caprae, Ipomoea biloba, Korok, Tang Katang, Batata Pantai, Wedule, Adambu, Attukkal, Musattalai, Dopatilata, Bangadivalli, Atampuvalli, Atampu, Maryadavalli, Sagaramekhala, Atampu, Atappan koti, Balabantatige, Chhagalaantri, Mar-yaada-valli, Phakbung-thale, Pinlaikazum, Trakuon Kantek, Pak bung Tale, etc etc etc etc etc.

It is considered a medicinal or seasonal food by many, but it is quite poisonous in large amounts and in Hawaii the young shoots were given to pregnant women to speed childbirth. The stems are considered contraceptive, but yeah, I say again for clarity, they are poisonous too.

This same plant is considered a staple seaside vegetable in many parts of Africa and SE Asia, where it is dried and stored for use as a seasoning pot herb or vegetable, much like seaweed is used in other parts of the world.

Eaten it plenty of times, just a leaf here or there for salt mainly or for wrapping fish in.
A big pot of fish stock made from just seafood bones and shells, or with a couple dried leaves of this fella, I know which I prefer.

Most places consider it an astringent, tonic, haemostatic, analgesic, cicatrisant and anodyne, alterative, diuretic and in large amounts a purgative.
I have seen poultices used to successfully lower swelling and draw out coral from a mates foot, and if you have already tried everything else without any luck, I reckon it’s not a bad option.

Some places use tea made from the leaf for bladder infection, syphilis, gonorrhea, urethral discharge and even back pain.

The crushed up leaves are said to remove the sting of jelly fish, stingrays and rabbit fish, but when I frantically and very vocally applied it to mine, it only seemed to make it worse.
Might have been the wrong species of fish, but even so I don’t really recommend it, despite a lot of folks swearing by it. I admit I did swear, just mostly at it. (Hot water works better for most things, but proper medical attention is really the best way to go.)

The individual stems can grow 30meters long and make decent rope or crab pot dillies.

Ideal for sandy soils that drain well where nothing much else can get a grip. Does equally well in normal potting mix and garden beds, but does not like heavy clay or water logged soils.

A soak in warm water or scarification by just rubbing one side of the seed on the concrete massively increases germination times, just be sure not to damage the “eye” of the seed or go too deep. Scarification or minor damage to the external shell gives germination in a few weeks, without this scarification to let the water in, it can be anything from two weeks to a few months, all depending on soil conditions.

That’s about it, another Australian native well worth having, especially in harsh conditions.

Grown by me and the Mrs organically, no chems no nasties no problems!!!