Family: Convolvulaceae

Scientific Name: Ipomoea quamoclit alba

Common Name: White Cypress Vine


White Cypress Vine (Ipomoea quamoclit alba) is a fast-growing annual tropical vine with soft feathery. The tubular white flowers are flared at the end and produced in large amounts. Quickly reaches 6-8 feet.

Plant TypeAnnuals, Vines, Site author's observations, Tropical herbaceous Vines
Hardiness Zone9-10
Soil & Siteaverage
Flowers1-inch wide bright white flowers, sympetalous (petals are fused), salverform flower, slow to start flowering, but once it starts, there is a continual display
Leavesdeeply pinnately (pinnatisect) divided to the mid-rib giving a soft feathery look
Stemstwinning vine
Dimensions6-10 plus feet
Maintenancewill need a strong supporting structure, prune to size, and may reseed, especially in warmer climates
Propagationscarified seeds, I scarify the seeds by rubbing them 180 grit sandpaper
Native Sitetropical America
Misc FactsAKA: Hummingbird Vine, Ipomoea quamoclit pennata, Star Glory, Ipomoea pennata
Author's NotesBy scarifying the seeds, I had good germination; it Took a bit to grow, but once the weather got a little warmer, it took off, and the white flowers bloomed continually until it became cooler. Vines at the top of the supporting structure wrapped tightly around each other, forming a tightly wound rope.
Notes & Reference#51-Armitage's Manual of Annuals, Biennials, and Half-Hardy Perennials (Armitage) #109-Annuals and Tender Perennials for North American Gardens (Wayne Winterroud), #62-Manual of Climbers and Wall Plants (J K Burras, Mark Griffiths)
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