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Cypress vine

Ipomoea quamoclit

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 CharacteristicsSeeds are highly toxic if ingested.

CareGrow in moderately fertile, well-drained soil. Provide support. Shelter from cold, drying winds.

PropagationChip seeds or soak for 24 hours before sowing. Sow seed in spring.

ProblemsWhite blister, rust, fungal leaf spots, stem rot, thread blight, charcoal rot, and wilt.

  • Genus : Ipomoea
  • Plant Height : 15 to 30 feet
  • Moisture : Dry to Medium
  • Bloom Time : Fall, Summer
  • Light : Full Sun
  • Uses : Ground Covers
  • Flower Color : Pink, Red
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Summer Interest
  • Plant Type : Vines

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