Standing Cypress (Ipomopsis rubra)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Biennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 24 - 60 inches
Plant Spread: 18 - 24 inches
Leaves: Evergreen
Fruit: Edible to birds
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Red
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Uses: Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Other info: This plant self seeds.

Growing on the roadside in the county

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Posted by jmorth (central Illinois) on Jun 1, 2012 1:14 PM

A self-seeding wildflower originally from Texas. Has self-seeded up here for multiple years.

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Posted by TexasPlumeria87 (Plano, TX - Zone 8a) on May 23, 2017 11:31 AM

I started my plants from seed that I scattered in October of 2016, they bloomed in May of 2017. I wasn't expecting them to bloom so soon, but once they did, they're stunning. The flowers on mine are more of a red/orange color with white variegation on the inner petals. The hummingbirds love this plant and I saw one go from the top blooms to the bottom ones. It requires very little water and mine grew to almost 6 ft. I hope I have plenty of volunteers next year.

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Plant Events from our members
variegatagal On March 10, 2018 Maintenance performed
Soooo many seedlings. Yanked some.
variegatagal On February 23, 2017 Plant emerged
Seedlings scattered in front yard everywhere!
variegatagal On September 3, 2016 Plant Ended (Removed, Died, Discarded, etc)
Removed, expecting seeds
variegatagal On March 21, 2016 Obtained plant
Painted Flower Farm,Inc.
3801 Lariat Road
Denton, TX
MrsBinWY On May 4, 2019 Transplanted
5 groups of 3: near peonies in back; next to big iron pot; with Bob iris; near leaks in alley; and in front by Pontechium maculatum
MrsBinWY On April 13, 2019 Potted up
25 - One was small, but all the sown seeds germinated. Previous germination percentages have always been very low. Maybe the house temps were warmer this year?
MrsBinWY On January 30, 2019 Seeds germinated
2; 22 up on 2-6-19
MrsBinWY On January 26, 2019 Seeds sown
25 seeds from 2016G in milk jug @ room temp
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Grown from seed by wildflowers Feb 1, 2015 11:45 AM 2
Wildflower time by piksihk Jan 13, 2020 4:10 PM 39
What Are You Going To Buy For 2019? by Marilyn Jun 26, 2019 8:39 PM 106
2 more id's needed please by mnmat Jul 27, 2017 12:49 PM 1
a native Texan by needrain Jun 2, 2017 6:51 PM 9
My Garden and Other Stuff - 2017 by lovemyhouse Jan 1, 2018 5:33 PM 1,167
My Good , Bad and Ugly Thread by krobra Jul 28, 2019 8:53 AM 33
seeds that take a year to bloom? by bhart90 Jun 10, 2016 9:48 AM 16
Spring Plant Swap Haves and Wants by MariposaMaid May 4, 2016 6:38 PM 26
Hummingbird plants by Bonehead Jul 10, 2015 7:06 AM 6
ID please? * by flaflwrgrl May 21, 2015 6:45 PM 9

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