Ipomopsis rubra

Latin Name: Ipomopsis rubra
Common Name: Standing cypress.
Mature Height (ft): 18-30"
Mature Width: 8-12"

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Tall, upright and unbranching.
Mulch: Organic.

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Reseeding biennial, native to Texas, and the southeastern US. The red tubular flowers make it attractive to hummingbirds. The upright stalks are brittle and break off easily.

Standing cypress will flower the first year, and may, or may not come back a second year, but you should see some seedlings. Transplant those. The glossy green foliage to the right in this picture belongs to Anisacanthus quadrifidus wrightii, flame acanthus.


Use in Garden

Full sun bed or border. Midwest or southern native plant garden.


Staking may be necessary. Avoid bothering the plant as it is easy to break the tall stems. Topdress with 1 inch compost in the spring and fall.