The Tropical Hummingbird Vine is known by many names like the
Cypress Vine, Ipomoea Quamoclit, cardinal climber vine, Star Glory and hummingbird bush.
No matter what you call it they are the perfect semi-tropical perennial flowering vines to add texture, color, butterflies and naturally hummingbirds to your garden.
Throughout the tropics it is grown and cultivated as a popular ornamental plant because of its beautiful tropical leaves and its brightly colored flowers.
But in these tropical places it is grown as annual vines which it is native to tropical regions of Mexico, South America and what others call the tropics of the New World, you will find them growing wild and in abundance in the tropics and they can easily over come other trees, plants, post and fences with just a blink of an eye.
These flowering annual vines are a twining climber perfect for chain linked fences arbors, trellises or pergolas to make those not so attractive areas in your garden stand out with a lush tropical look.
Its leafs have deeply cut, feather-fine leaves that are a beautiful bright green compared to a lacy, fern-like foliage that is complimented by bright orange flowers, red flowers, pink flowers and white flowers.
On the cypress vine or star glory the flowers are more of a star shaped slender tubular flower that stay open all day long for the hummingbirds to feed on, or for the other species of hummingbird vines the flowers are more of a trumpet-shaped flower.
They are moderately fast growing vines but don't get straggly, they stay full and beautiful with flowers that continually bloom up to 4 months each year to bring more butterflies and hummingbirds to your tropical garden.
These are not shade loving vines, they love and need lots of sunshine!
Attract Hummingbirds to Your Garden!
Below you will find plants and seeds for you to buy so that you can grow these beautiful vines that will attract Hummingbirds and Butterflies to your Tropical Garden!