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Growing Grandpa Ott for the first time.  Is it invasive?

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  • JennyJJennyJ DoncasterPosts: 6,629
    No, I don't find it invasive. It can grow quite tall and will climb through anything nearby, but the foliage isn't dense, and it's tender so it will die with the first frost.
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 47,190
    I didn't think any of the Ipomoeas were invasive, as they're largely annuals - possibly perennial in very warm, mild areas.  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • GearóidGearóid EnglandPosts: 197
    In the UK no as it's killed off by our winters. I've grown it for years and it can self sow the following year, but I've never found it a problem as it's easily recognised and pulled out if not wanted and won't return. 
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 47,190
    I grow a dark one [Black Knight] and I certainly consider it an annual. I'd love it if they seeded, but there's no chance of that here. 
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • JennyJJennyJ DoncasterPosts: 6,629
    I've got seedlings appearing now of what I think is Ipomoea Grandpa Ott (it's near where I had them last year) but I don't know if there's time for them to flower, and I'm watching them for any sign of turning out to be hedge bindweed or similar.
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