Cypress vine

Ipomoea quamoclit

Photo/Illustration: 
David Cavagnaro
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Cypress vine (Ipomoea quamoclit)
Synonyms:  Quamoclit pennata
Genus:  Ipomoea
An annual twining climber with deeply cut, feather-fine leaves, cypress vine bears rich red inch-wide blossoms. Slender-tubed starry flowers are beautifully set off by gossamer foliage and stay open all day long.
Noteworthy Characteristics:  Seeds are highly toxic if ingested.
Care:  Grow in moderately fertile, well-drained soil. Provide support. Shelter from cold, drying winds.
Propagation:  Chip seeds or soak for 24 hours before sowing. Sow seed in spring.
Problems:  White blister, rust, fungal leaf spots, stem rot, thread blight, charcoal rot, and wilt.

Overview

Height
15 ft. to 30 ft.
Light
Full Sun Only
Moisture
Dry to Medium
Bloom Time
Fall,
Summer
Flower Color
Pink Flower,
Red Flower
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Ground Covers,
Topiary
Seasonal Interest
Summer Interest
Type
Vines

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