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Cypress Vine, Cardinal Climber
Scientific Name: Ipomoea quamoclit L.
Synonym: Quamoclit pennata, Quamoclit vulgaris, Quamoclit quamoclit
Family: Convolvulaceae
Cypress Vine, Cardinal Climber (Ipomoea  quamoclit)
Ipomoea x multifida at The Boojum Tree nursery
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: All zones
USDA: 6-11

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: Mexico, tropical Americas, naturalized in the southern USA

Growth Habits: Annual summer vine, up to 20 feet tall (6 m) or more in ideal conditions; divided leaves up to 3 inches long (7.5 cm) and 1.8 inch wide (4.5 cm)

Watering Needs: Regular water in summer in Phoenix, little to moderate water elsewhere, well-drained soil

Propagation: Seeds (will often self seed)

Ipomoea x multifida is a hybrid of Ipomoea quamoclit and Ipomoea coccinea.

Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. Illustrated flora of the northern states and Canada. Vol. 3: 42.

Blooming Habits:
The tubular crimson red (rarely white) flowers are 1 to 3 on a stalk, each about 1.6 inches long (4 cm). The fruit is a capsule, round to ovoid, 0.2 to 0.3 inch long (5-8 mm), usually containing four seeds.

Fruiting Habits:

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