Southwest Plant of the Month – Yellow Morning Glory Vine (Merrima aurea)

Aug 10, 2022 | Plant of the Month

General Information

Plant Form Vine Plant Size 20′ x 7′
Plant Type Perennial Water Usage Medium
Sunlight Sun Flowers Yellow

Physical Description: Fast growing twinning vine with large 3” trumpet-shaped yellow flowers throughout the summer. Evergreen foliage until frost.

Care and Maintenance: Freezes to the ground but recovers quickly in spring from tuberous root. Needs well-draining soil.

Gardener’s Notes: Heat loving native of Baja California, Mexico. Prefers some winter protection. Fabulous color accent for trellis or patio shade.

Plant information from Southwest Yard & Garden Plant Advisor