江戸アサガオ

Some garden highlights, starting with one of the eight climbing vines

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今年の夏、八番目に買ったつる植物が江戸アサガオです。斑点のある葉がすてきでしょう?

The eighth, and most recent, climbing vine I bought was a 150 yen variegated Edo morning glory. The flowers are red, and the two colored leaves add variety to the green curtain. It’s not too late to get one started this summer.

 

Purple Edo morning glory is elegant and short-lived

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琉球アサガオより、江戸アサガオの開花期のほうが短いです。この紫色の花はほとんど枯れています。

The Edo morning glory doesn’t have a long season like the perennial Okinawa version. You can see this bloom is already starting to wither.