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Ipomea quamoclit

Common Name(s):
Cypress vine
Cultivar(s):
Alba , Cardinalis
Category:
Vines
Comment:

Delicate, fern-like foliage; seeds should be scarified and soaked in water for 12-24 hours to aid germination; needs good drainage but adequate moisture; foliage recoils from direct sunlight but expands after sundown. Tolerates deer, drought, and both wet and dry soil conditions.

Wildlife Value: Members of the genus Ipomea support the following specialized beesMelitoma taurea and Cemolobus ipomoeae.

Height:
15-20 ft.
Flower:
Small scarlet flowers mid-summer to fall
Zones:
11 - 12
Habit:
Vining
Texture:
Fine
Exposure:
Sun to partial shade
Growth Rate:
Rapid
Climbing Method:
Twining stems
Tags:
nectar, pollinator, specialized bees, bees, wildlife

NCCES plant id: 2284

Ipomea quamoclit Ipomea quamoclit
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Ipomea quamoclit Ipomea quamoclit detail
Photo by Pandiyan V, CC BY-NC-2.0