Red Cypress Vine
The foliage is finely cut, resembling the short needles of a fir tree with red trumpet flowers the hummingbirds and butterflies just love. A native of tropical America and a relative of the morning glory.
Ipomea quamoclit pennata
Germination: 7-14 days
Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 70-80ºF
Seed Planting Depth: Sow ¼” deep, soaking seeds overnight aids in the germination
Starting Indoors: Start indoors 4-6 weeks before the last frost. Provide 70-80ºF soil temperatures. Transplant after the last frost date, 12” apart.
Sowing Outdoors: Direct sow outdoors after the last frost, only in areas with a long growing season.
Growth Habit: Climbing vine
Height and Width: 8-12’ x 12”
Spacing: 12” apart
Light Needs: Full sun
Soil Needs: Average, well-drained
Approximate days to flower from seed: 90-100 days
Uses: Fences, walls, trellises, and arbors, containers and planters, backdrop plant, attracts beneficials and hummingbirds
Care: Low maintenance and minimal care required