Cypress Vine (Ipomoea quamoclit) in the Morning Glories Database

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Vine
Life cycle: Annual
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 8a -12.2 °C (10 °F) to -9.4 °C (15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 10b
Plant Height: up to 20 feet
Plant Spread: twining climber, spreading 3 to 6 feet
Leaves: Other: fern-like, airy
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Red
White
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Summer
Late summer or early fall
Fall
Uses: Will Naturalize
Suitable as Annual
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Sow in situ
Start indoors
Other info: produces many seeds and will self sow
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Suitable in 3 gallon or larger

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Location: Indiana  Zone 5Date: July
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Location: My gardenDate: 2018-09-01
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2012-09-29
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Location: Indiana  Zone 5Date: Julyall three colors
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2008-09-02
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Location: Mysore, IndiaDate: 2013A close-up reveals so much!  Look at those tiny globular pollen.
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Credit: Albert | own work
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2018-10-07Orginnally a fall color picture of how Cypress vine can go rampar
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Location: Indiana  Zone 5Date: 2012-07-20
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2008-08-30
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 9-12-06
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Location: my garden Date: 2015-09-09
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Location: my garden Date: 2015-09-01
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Location: Fountain, FloridaDate: 2016-05-18
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Location: Gulf CoastDate: 2019-07-21
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2008-09-23Stands above the rest.
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2008-09-23Fernlike foliage.
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Location: central IllinoisDate: summer 2006
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2012-07-27
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2005-09-09Climbing a tree
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2013-08-29
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2013-09-14
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2014-09-30
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2008-09-23
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Location: Fountain, FloridaDate: 2016-05-18
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Location: Fountain, FloridaDate: 2016-05-18
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Location: Fountain, FloridaDate: 2016-05-18
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2017-12-26drapes over other plants, will return next year - self seeds
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2018-10-09# pollination  Sulphur BF
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Location: Gulf CoastDate: 2019-07-21
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Comments:
Posted by Newyorkrita (North Shore, Long Island, NY ) on Sep 30, 2011 2:25 PM

Some seed packets for this plant contain the mix colors while others contain the red flowers only. While I prefer the red flowers the hummingbirds are very attracted to this vine and don't care about the flower color. A short, annual vine with lovely lacy folliage that is never overpowering.

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Posted by pbtxlady (Garland, TX) on May 12, 2012 3:37 PM

Can be a bit of a thug in southern climates. It's fairly manageable, but you will have it forever.

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Posted by jmorth (central Illinois) on Nov 12, 2011 1:08 PM

Self-seeds faithfully.

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Posted by gardengus (Indiana Zone 5b) on Jul 20, 2012 4:27 PM

reseeds faithfully here in zone 5
and loved by hummingbirds

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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