Purple Tide

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      This delightfully unexpected variation of Tide / Ushio sprang up about midway through the summer of 2014. The entire bloom and seed pod looked nothing like Tide / Ushio so it was easy to isolate the seeds. I purchased the original seeds in the factory sealed packs from Japan so I would like to think it really could be simply a spontaneous variation of Tide / Ushio. Not sure to which cultivar this variation truly belongs, but it is very pretty – like fuchsia silk. Blend this heavy bloomer with Scarlett O’Hara and Early Call Blue for a blooming parade every morning.


  Name: Purple Tide / Ushio no Murasaki   Species: Ipomoea Nil
  Color: Lavendar, fuchsia   Star: Lavendar, fuchsia
  Petal: Solid, 5 Petals   Pattern: Solid
  Bloom Size: Medium, 2½ – 3½ inch   Leaves: Green, five-lobed
  Vine: Slightly fuzzy, green, red   Seed: Black, medium
  Height: 8 – 16 ft   Origin: Vineyard volunteer
Take a look at some of our Purple Tide / Ushio no Murasaki blooms from 2014: