Cypress Vine White (Ipomoea Pennata WHITE) Hummingbird Vine and Star Glory !
Flower, White Cypress Vine
(Ipomoea quamoclit) This annual plant produces masses of five-pointed small white flowers. Normally only available in red. Feathery fern-like foliage reaching a height of 15-20'. Hundreds of blooms throughout the season, a favorite with hummingbirds. For sunny spots, fences, or pots. Half-hardy annual
Cypress Vine (Ipomoea Pennata WHITE) -Start Cypress Vine seeds to create a beautiful climbing vine that makes the perfect concealing screen. Cypress Vines are easy and fast to grow, and they cheer up an unsightly building or climb a trellis or pergola quickly to provide a dazzling display. This variety has star-shaped red blooms and feathery, fern-like leaves. This vine brings not only brilliant color, but also wonderful texture. Sometimes this Ipomoea vine is called Star Glory or Hummingbird Vine.
This graceful twining vine makes a wonderful addition to any summer landscape setting. Easy-to-grow from Cypress Vine seeds, this vine features feathery, fern-like bright green leaves that add beauty and texture. In addition to the lovely thick foliage are masses of trumpet-shaped white blooms. The blooms start in early summer and will continue on until fall. This vine grows quickly and is great for covering unsightly buildings or cheering up a drab part of the landscape. Give them something to climb, and they are off! The Ipomoea vine is also commonly known as Hummingbird Vine and Star Glory.
Cypress Vine plants grow well in full sun or partial shade. They are not picky about the quality of soil, but it does need to have good drainage. Once the Cypress Vine Star Glory plant is established well, it can withstand periods of drought. However, it will grow faster and have more blooms with regular water. The flower are full of nectar and humming birds cannot resist them. Deadheading the spent blooms will encourage a prolonged bloom season. Blooms will usually start the first of summer and continue until fall. In some warm regions, Cypress Vine will grow as a perennial.
Hummingbird Vine seeds are large. Some gardeners recommend soaking the seeds in tepid water for 2 hours before sowing. This is supposed to quicken germination. Sow the Cypress Vine flower seed indoors 3 - 4 weeks before the end of frost season. Using small pots, sow the flower seeds onto moist starter mix and cover 1/8 inch with soil. Keep the Cypress Vine seeds moist until germination. Transplant the seedling outdoors after danger of frost. Another method would be to directly sow Cypress Vine flower seeds outdoors after all danger of frost. Once the soil has warmed and can be loosened and weeded, sow 6 flower seeds per foot. Cover with 1/8 inch garden soil, and keep them moist until germination. When seedlings emerge, thin to 9 - 12 inches apart.
- Season: Annual
- USDA Zones: 3 - 10
- Height: 78 inches
- Bloom Season: Early summer to early fall
- Bloom Color: White
- Environment: Full sun to partial shade
- Soil Type: Well drained soil, pH 6.6 to 7.5
- Temperature: 70F
- Average Germ Time: 7 - 14 days
- Light Required: Yes
- Depth: Cover with 1/8 inch soil
- Sowing Rate: 2 - 3 seeds per plant
- Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination
- Plant Spacing: 9 - 12 inches