Ipomoea quamoclit

Latin Name: Ipomoea quamoclit
Common Name: Cypress Vine
Mature Height (ft): 6-10'
Mature Width: 6"

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Climbing vine
Mulch: Inorganic or organic.

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Cypress vine is a native annual tropical vine of the Americas, but has naturalized in Florida and the Gulf Coast areas; said to be cold hardy to Zone 6. Fine lacy or thread-like leaves twine as it grows, putting on scarlet red flowers in summer. In addition to being a climber, it can be used as a groundcover.

Use in Garden

For visual interest over fences, lattices or up poles. Also used as a groundcover or for trailing out of containers, or up small lattices. Suitable for a butterfly and hummingbird gardens, Southern gardens.