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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Common names
  • Cypress Vine
  • Hummingbird Cypress Vine
  • Hummingbird Vine
  • Scarlet climber
  • Morning Glory

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Courtesy Outsidepride
  • Uploaded by vic
Location: Indiana  Zone 5
Date: July

Date: 2022-09-22

Date: 2022-11-17
Fresh/dried seed head with seed
Location: Mysore, India
Date: 2013
A close-up reveals so much!  Look at those tiny globular pollen.

Photo: opyadav
Location: Gulf Coast
Date: 2019-07-21
Location: Opp, AL  Z8b
Date: 2021-09-18
Location: Gardenfish garden
Date: August 2019
Location: Sumatera Indonesia
Date: 2018-02-18
Location: Kyle
Date: 2018-09-24
Location: Indiana  Zone 5
Date: July
all three colors
Location: My garden
Date: 2018-09-01
Photo by Hazelcrestmikeb
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2012-09-29
Location: Opp, AL  Z8b
Date: 2021-09-18

Date: 2022-11-18

Courtesy Outsidepride
  • Uploaded by vic
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2008-09-02
Location: Opp, AL  Z8b
Date: 2022-11-01

Date: 2014-06-18
Location: Fountain, Florida
Date: 2016-05-18
Location: Opp, AL  Z8b
Date: 2021-09-18
Location: Fountain, Florida
Date: 2016-05-18
Photo by sedumzz

Credit: Albert | own work
Location: Kyle
Date: 2018-09-24
Location: Opp, AL  Z8b
Date: 2022-11-01
Location: Gulf Coast
Date: 2019-07-21
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2018-10-07
Orginnally a fall color picture of how Cypress vine can go rampar
Location: Fountain, Florida
Date: 2016-05-18
Location: Ingleside. Illinois
Date: 2023-04-11
Location: Indiana  Zone 5
Date: 2012-07-20
Location: my garden 
Date: 2015-09-09
Location: my garden 
Date: 2015-09-01

Credit: mike-bensalem

Courtesy Outsidepride
  • Uploaded by vic
Location: central Illinois
Date: 9-12-06
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2005-09-09
Climbing a tree
Location: Fountain, Florida
Date: 2016-05-18
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2008-08-30
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2008-09-23
Fernlike foliage.

 Photo Courtesy of Select Seeds. Used with permission.
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: My home.
Date: 20 October 2020
Collected seed pods of Cypress Vine with pedicel intact.

credit: Prenn
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2017-12-26
drapes over other plants, will return next year - self seeds
Location: Fountain, Florida
Date: 2016-05-18
Location: Winston Salem, NC
Date: 2011-09-28
A very delicate, small flower, but a powerful draw to the Hummers
Location: Indiana  Zone 5
Date: 7-10-2012

Date: 2013-09-16

Date: 2013-09-23
Location: Sumatera Indonesia
Date: 2018-02-18
ripe seed pod
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2014-09-30
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2008-09-23
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2012-07-27
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2008-09-23
Stands above the rest.
Location: My home.
Date: 20 October 2020
Cypress Vine seed pod with brown pedicel.
Location: My home.
Date: 20 October 2020
Cypress Vine seed pod with green pedicel.
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2018-10-09
# pollination  Sulphur BF
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2013-08-29
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2013-09-14
Location: central Illinois
Date: summer 2006
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Comments:
  • Posted by pbtxlady (Garland, TX) on May 12, 2012 3:37 PM concerning plant:
    Can be a bit of a thug in southern climates. It's fairly manageable, but you will have it forever.
  • Posted by Newyorkrita (North Shore, Long Island, NY ) on Sep 30, 2011 2:25 PM concerning plant:
    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.
  • Posted by jmorth (central Illinois) on Nov 12, 2011 1:08 PM concerning plant:
    Self-seeds faithfully.
  • Posted by gardengus (Indiana Zone 5b) on Jul 20, 2012 4:27 PM concerning plant:
    reseeds faithfully here in zone 5
    and loved by hummingbirds
Plant Events from our members
piksihk On July 4, 2019 Bloomed
with sweet autumn clematis
piksihk On October 12, 2015 Miscellaneous Event
collected seeds
piksihk On July 4, 2015 Bloomed
piksihk On August 1, 2014 Obtained plant
antsinmypants On March 30, 2023 Plant emerged
Several seedlings have emerged.
antsinmypants On March 24, 2023 Seeds sown
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