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
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Uses: Will Naturalize
Suitable as Annual
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
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

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

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  • 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 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 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
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