Southwest Plant of the Month – Yellow Morning Glory Vine (Merrima aurea)
|Plant Form||Vine||Plant Size||20′ x 7′|
|Plant Type||Perennial||Water Usage||Medium|
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