Finding a Spot for the Cypress Vine

After much inspection of the wall, I decided to locate the Cypress Vine on the whitish post which is at the center of the blank wall. I thought the color of foliage and flowers would create a good contrast against the white color. Here's a photo showing that part of the wall.

Yeah, this will be a digression from the original design I drafted. But from photos I've seen on the web, the Cypress Vine looks better on a wall surface attached to a trellis. I also learned some interesting tidbits about the Cypress Vine from the internet.


Cypress Vine is a a fast growing, flowering vine, with an abundance of bright, star shaped flowers. Native to Central America and tropical areas of South America, the Cypress Vines will grow and climb to quickly cover it's support. It is a member of the Morning Glory family.

Cypress Vine is easy to grow annual plant. It can grow ten to fifteen feet in a single season. It produces hundreds of small, star shaped flowers in the summer. Colors include: white, red, rose, and pink. Deadheading spent blooms will promote more blooms.

Butterflies and Hummingbirds are attracted to the bright blooms.

As a flowering vine, they need some type of support to climb. A trellis or fence works well. The support should be big enough to support ten to fifteen feet of vine growth.

Other Names: This plant is also called Hummingbird Flower and Star Glory.

Emphasis on the quoted article above is mine. Hmmm. That post isn't 15 feet high. But we'll see. Maybe the blooms will start to appear when the vine reaches the top. We'll see.

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