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Ipomopsis rubra -- Standing cypress, Spanish larkspur

  • Photo by Shirley Denton
  • Photo by Jeff Norcini
  • Photo by Jeff Norcini
  • Photo by Jeff Norcini
  • Image 5
  • Photo by Terry Zinn
Price:
$3.00
Common Name:
Standing cypress
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Plant Description

Description: Tall stem covered with leaves resembling cypress, adorned with a glorious spire of red, tubular flowers. Attractive to hummingbirds and butterflies. Well-drained sandy soil. Plant en masse for mutual support.

Lifespan: Biennial; occasionally annual

Light exposure: Full sun to high pine shade

Bloom color: Red

Bloom season: Mid-summer to early fall

Height (in bloom): 2 to 5 feet

Habitat: Dry sandy open areas (coastal; disturbed)

Note: Before it flowers, Standing cypress resembles a young dogfennel plant. If browsed by deer or rabbits, Standing cypress becomes multi-stemmed at the point of browsing.

Each packet covers 10 square feet.

Read the Florida Wildflower Foundation's profile of Standing cypress.


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