Cypress vine is part of the Ipomoea genus. Its scientific name is Ipomoea quamoclit.
Tropical twining vine that can be grown as an annual in colder climates.
Red trumpet shaped flowers, with white centre.
Fast growing annual flowering vine producing star shaped flowers. A member of the morning glory family.1
Blooms appear in these approximate colours: USC Cardinal and Floral white and Dark candy apple red. When mature, blooms are roughly 2.0 cm (that's 0.78 inches in imperial) in diameter. The mature flowers take a funnel form, with an approximate petal count of 5. When ripe, fruit appear in these approximate colours: Seal brown and Dark brown. Leaves appear approximately as a Ao green and Dark spring green
It is a non-edible flower / houseplant that typically grows as an annual, which is defined as a plant that matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of a single year.
Cypress vine is known for growing to a height of approximately 14.86 feet (that's 4.57 metres in metric) with a climbing habit. This plant tends to bloom in early summer, followed by first harvests in late summer.
This plant is a great attractor for butterflies, bees and birds, so if you are looking to attract wildlife Cypress vine is a great choice.
Cypress vine is normally quite a low maintenance plant and is normally very easy to grow - great for beginner gardeners!
This plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Cypress vine have been kindly provided by our members.
This plant will self seed in zone 9 and above. Provide a trellis or fence for support.
Try to plant in a location that enjoys full sun / partial sun and remember to water moderately. Cypress vine needs a loamy and sandy soil with a ph of 5.0 to 6.0 (moderately acidic soil - weakly acidic soil). Keep in mind when planting that Cypress vine is thought of as tender, so it is imperative to wait until temperatures are mild before planting out of doors.
See our list of companion Plants for Cypress vine to see which plants you should plant in close proximity to encourage growth.
Germinates easily, in ordinary well drained potting compost.
in colder climates requires a little warmth, with good ventilation to prevent damping off
Requires a sunny well drained site in cooler climates in being grown as an annual
Requires a support to climb up
These estimates for how long Cypress vine takes to sprout, grow and harvest are from real observations from real gardeners, right around the world.
Average 15 days | Min 8 days | Max 524 days (6)
Average 33 days | Min 30 days | Max 39 days (2)
Average 84 days | Min 84 days | Max 84 days (1)
Star glory, Hummingbird vine, Cypress Vine, Cypressvine Morning Glory, Cardinal Creeper, Cardinal Vine
Ipomoea quamoclit L.
Misspellings: Lpomoea quamoclit