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Scarlet Creeper Ipomoea coccinea

Other Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
eye-poh-MEE-ah kok-SIN-ee-uh
Description

Scarlet Creeper is an annual vine in the morning glory family.  It is native to Mexico and typically found along streambanks, roadsides, fields, and thickets.

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#hummingbirds#stream banks#roadside#thickets#pollinator plant#food source winter#food source fall#food source nectar#coastal FAC#food source hard mast fruit#butterfly friendly#birds#FACU Piedmont Mountains
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#hummingbirds#stream banks#roadside#thickets#pollinator plant#food source winter#food source fall#food source nectar#coastal FAC#food source hard mast fruit#butterfly friendly#birds#FACU Piedmont Mountains
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Ipomoea
    Species:
    coccinea
    Family:
    Convolvulaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Annual
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Mexico
    Wildlife Value:
    Scarlet creeper is a food source for songbirds and hummingbirds. It also attracts pollinators and butterflies.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Vine
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Drainage:
    Moist
    Occasionally Dry
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
  • Fruit:
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Fall
    Winter
    Fruit Description:
    Displays from September to December.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Red/Burgundy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Flower Description:
    Red flowers bloom from August to frost.
  • Leaves:
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Theme:
    Butterfly Garden
    Pollinator Garden
    Attracts:
    Butterflies
    Hummingbirds
    Pollinators
    Songbirds