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Ipomoea horsfalliae, Cardinal Creeper, Prince Kuhio Vine

Ipomoea horsfalliae

Cardinal Creeper, Prince Kuhio Vine
Family: Convolvulaceae
Origin: Caribbean
USDA Zone: 9-11?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapVine or creeper plantSemi-shadeFull sunModerate waterRegular waterRed, crimson, vinous flowersPink flowersInvasive plantPlant attracts butterflies, hummingbirds

This creeper is native to Caribbean, but is known to be grown in Florida and California and it is an ideal plant for warm subtropical climate. It will grow easily in full sun, semi-shade and with regular water. Ipomoea horsfalliae (Cardinal Creeper) is also known to draw the attention of butterflies and hummingbirds and will in turn, attract them to its crimson or vinous colored flowers.

Ipomoea horsfalliae can be grown in pot either in cold regions or temperate regions. It needs a light, well-drained soil. When growing the plant in pots, it is necessary to feed it regularly with fertilizers to ensure that the plant gets the required nutrients for proper growth and flowering. The vine should be pruned regularly to maintain a neat and attractive shape.

Invasive, Ipomoea horsfalliae can spread fast by self-sowing and needs to be contained. It grows up to 8 ft wide so it is important to check the growth and prune it regularly to prevent it from taking over the other plants in the garden. It is hardy to USDA Zone 9-11 and should be grown in sheltered position away from winters cold. This vine can be grown as ground cover, as a cover for arbors or trellis and it can also be used for covering walls. It is an attractive and low maintenance creeper that is worth a try for green thumbs out there.


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Ipomoea horsfalliae - Prince Kuhio Vine

Prince Kuhio Vine. The great ornamental features are beautiful foliage and the flowers. The leaves are palmately divided into five to seven segments, and are very attractive smooth green color. The noticeable long red-purplish flowers are in groups. Even before the flowers emerge the buds are a positive feature, because they look like small berries.

Recommended Fertilizer: SUNSHINE Megaflor - Bloom Nutrition Booster
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