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June 16, 2018
I don’t remember the real name of the seeds that I have had for years. I know it’s
supposed to attract hummingbirds. I planted them all in one planter since I was not
sure any would come up. Well a lot did! Now not sure if I can thin them out and
replant some in different containers. Your thoughts please.
The plant in question is commonly called cypress vine (Ipomoea quamoclit). It is
an annual vine in the morning glory family with pretty red flowers which do attract
hummingbirds. I would definitely thin them out and maybe share with friends. Some
gardeners find them to be invasive, as they can reseed. Soil quality is a big factor
in how well they come back.
September 19, 2015
Attached is a picture of a sun-loving plant I know as "hummingbird vine" or "cardinal
plant". I usually collect seeds from dried flower pods to plant the following year.
But this year there are no little black seeds in the pods! I'm not sure what is happening.
The plant in question is commonly called cypress vine or hummingbird vine - Ipomoea quamoclit. It is actually related to morning glory and is an annual vine, but as you know, typically
forms seeds to reseed itself—or you can save seeds to replant. I think you will have
seeds, but everything was a bit later than normal this year. I would suspect you have
just missed some as well, since it has been blooming for a while.
What shrub would you recommend as a hedge in the Cammack Village area? I'd like to
create a living screen to hide a shed & work area in the backyard. The shed sits at
the back of the property which is fairly narrow & deep like a rectangle. What vine
would you recommend to use for a small arbor which located just out the back door
of the house on the same
Is the area shaded where the hedge will be planted? If so here are some good choices:
wax myrtle, illicium (Florida anise), cherry laurel and Sweet bay magnolia--this last
one is not evergreen. In sunny conditions you can use Little Gem magnolia, one of
the hollies- Foster, Yaupon, Lusterleaf, Nelly R. Stevens; or eleagnus. For the vine,
you could use a mix: trumpet honeysuckle, clematis, akebia and some annual vines:
moon flower morning-glory, cypress vine and hyacinth bean.