Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Cypress Vine Ipomoea quamoclit

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Cypress Vine, Star Glory, Hummingbird Vine (Ipomoea quamoclit)

Habit: Annuals, Vine
Zones 5-11
Height: 15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)
Spacing: 9-12 in. (22-30 cm)
Sun Exposure: Full Sun, Sun to Partial Shade
Bloom Color: Pink, Red, White/Near White
Bloom Time: warm season
Foliage: Lace-textured, Smooth-textured
Other details: May be a noxious weed or invasive
This plant is attractive to hummingbirds, bees, butterflies, and birds
Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season
Soil pH requirements:  6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
Propagation Methods: From seed; direct sow after last frost
Seed Collecting: Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Note: Survived 2011 drought.
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