Exotic #3:
Cypress Vine
Ipomoea quamoclit

Cypress Vine, Ipomoea quamoclit

Thanks to Allison Tripp-Russo
for forwarding this photo

Cypress Vine, Ipomoea quamoclit, with its tiny red flowers and delicate fern-like leaves, grows well on an arbor. It is a hummingbird favorite. This annual plant produces hundreds of flowers--and thousands of seeds--usually insuring its presence from year to year.

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Annual vine (to 7m with support), self-seeding
Blooms summer through early autumn
Thrives in fertile, well-drained soil

Full sun
Zones 5b-11

NOTE: Particularly in warm locations, Cypress Vine can become invasive. However, as an annual it can be controlled if unwanted plants are removed before they set seed.

NOTE: We are not horticulturists, so we regret we can't answer specific questions about how to plant and propagate hummingbird flowers, but your local agriculture extension office or Master Gardener group may be able to help. We're also unable to provide names of sources from which you can order plants.

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