Cypress Vine, Red
Slender twining vine with delicate ferny threadlike leaves climbs to 15 ft.
Trellis or Lattice
Direct Sow/Indoor Sow
SunFull SunHeight15 feetSpread6-8 feetOrnamental UseTrellis or LatticeLife CycleAnnualSow MethodDirect Sow/Indoor SowFloweringtrueBloom Duration12
Cypress Vine, Red is rated out of 5 by 7.Rated 5 out of 5 by OhNoCocoLoco from Perfect 5-pointed stars! These were the first of my seeds to sprout this year! I did as the directions asked, nicking and soaking the seeds overnight. The plants are absolutely covered with these beautiful 5-pointed vibrant red stars. I only wish that the flowers lasted longer, mine wilt after a day or two. There are many more that take their place though, so it's nothing that truly takes from the enjoyment we receive from the plants. Overall I absolutely adore them and I'd love to grow them again next year.Date published: 2011-04-24Rated 5 out of 5 by Colliemom from Love this! Very easy! Carefree! I love climbing bloomers and had used morning glories on my fence in the past. But the Japanese Beetles feast on them making their leaves a mess and living on a lake I wont use pesticides! Last year I tried this cardinal vine as we call it and WOW! I nicked the seeds and soaked them then planted in the ground. Just about all my seeds sprouted and boy do they climb! Very intense red flowers that are hardier than they look. Best thing was no bug troubles! I have orderede even more seeds this year! Love it!Date published: 2009-04-21Rated 5 out of 5 by willow from Cardinal Climber I have grown this vine for years. My daughter in law brought me one single vine and I planted it beside my chain link fence. It bloomed that summer and every year after that. Because I live in Fl. it spreads it's own seeds and comes up every year thicker and more beautiful then the year before. It's like a sprinkle of lush red flowers dotting a blanket of green feathery foliage draping over my fence. It's just beautiful.Date published: 2008-06-18Rated 5 out of 5 by Fayola from Crowns of Glory The vines enthwine to form beautiful crowns of delicate bright flowers.I planted these last year near a fence and they grew and grew with so many flowers it was a spectacular sight. I will grow them again this year. The actual plant will exceed your expectations...the pictures don't do it justice. I'm still amazed at God's beauty.Date published: 2008-05-22Rated 5 out of 5 by BillR from Cardinal Climber I dragged a nail file accross the seeds which I had purchased from Burpee a couple of times and soaked them in water for approximately 18 hours. I then sowed the seeds in a seed starter complete with heating pad and growlux lights. I inserted one seed per pellet which had been soaking under the heating pad for one day. The next day (Monday) to my surprise approximately 12 seeds had germinated by that evening. By Tuesday there were approximately 31 germinated seeds ranging in height from one half inch to two inches to almost three inches. The vast majority were between 2 & 3 inches. So I removed the plastic cover Tuesday evening. I wasn't anticipating germination to occur so fast. If they keep growing at this rate all I have to say is thank God I have a cathedral ceiling because Spring is far off but on the plus side the humming birds may have some climbers in bloom when they arrive.Date published: 2007-01-31Rated 5 out of 5 by jjfarm from It's a beauty! I love this vine! It's a great performer and I've never had any trouble with bugs. Even in our summers which can be very hot and sometimes dry it does well. It is difficult to see how beautiful the frilly, fern-like foliage is and it would be worth growing just for that. But then these beautiful, delicate scarlet red flowers appear and "Wow!" The only trouble I've ever had with it is finding enough trellis for it to grow on!Date published: 2006-09-01Rated 5 out of 5 by GardenGargoyle from A true gem among vines I love this vine and grow it every year from Burpee seed. I've found it just as happy to ramble as to climb, and it will loosely twine around roses and all other standing plants. The overall effect is an extremely feathery pine with crimson flowers floating above it. These plants really must be seen in person as photos flatten the beautiful full foliage. It is never fussy, nor have I ever had a single pest problem.Date published: 2006-04-22