standing cypress

FAMILY: Polemoniaceae | GENUS: IPOMOPSIS rubra

TYPE
  • Biennials
  • Perennials
SUN EXPOSURE
  • Full Sun
  • Partial Shade
WATER
  • Moderate Water
  • Regular Water
PLANTING ZONES
  • US (Upper South) / Zone 6
  • MS (Middle South) / Zone 7
  • LS (Lower South) / Zone 8
  • CS (Coastal South) / Zone 9

Plant Details

Native to the South. To 6 feet tall, 1 feet wide. Tubular flowers are red outside, yellow marked with red inside. Erect, unbranched stems are clothed in nely divided dark green leaves. Startling in appearance, best massed; individual plants are narrow. Sow seed in spring or early summer for bloom the following summer. Difficult to transplant once established. Adapts to almost any well-drained soil. Attracts hummingbirds.

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