Cypress vine – invasiveness

cypress vine

Q: Can you tell me anything about cypress vine? I have some seed but want to know how invasive it is before planting.

A: Cypress vine, Ipomoea quamoclit is one of the “nicer” invasive vines in that you can readily identify the feathery leaves when they come up in spring. They are easy to spot and pull. The tubular red flowers are very attractive to hummingbirds. In my experience, you can grow them in one spot, where they will reseed each year, and eliminate any escapees as they are seen.

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