Cypress Vine and Cardinal Climber Attract Hummingbirds

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Posted by @Newyorkrita on
It's what every garden needs: a climbing plant that attracts hummingbirds.

Easy to grow and easy to find, Cypress Vine and Cardinal Climber plants are a preferred choice if your goal is a garden that hosts bees, butterflies and hummingbirds. Seed packets are usually available in local nurseries in the spring or available on line. Plant seeds directly in the ground in very early spring or soak the seeds overnight if planting once the weather has warmed up.

Cypress Vine (Ipomoea quamoclit) is a lacy, delicate-looking annual vine available in a variety of flower colors, including red.

Cardinal Climber (Ipomoea sloteri) has red flowers and sturdier looking leaves, but it is just as pretty as Cypress Vine. I have found the Cardinal Climber vines much more vigorous and able to cover a larger area than the delicate looking Cypress Vine.

Choose either of these lovely vines or plant both for continuous blooms from late spring through fall.

Comments and Discussion
Thread Title Last Reply Replies
Cardinal Climber by julieaslate Jul 21, 2018 2:19 PM 1
Oh no! by Weedwhacker Jul 4, 2015 7:29 AM 7
Is this vine fragrant? by Frillylily Jul 4, 2015 7:26 AM 10
Have a question... by klc Jul 4, 2015 7:23 AM 3

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