STANDING CYPRESS Ipomopsis rubra
We LOVE this flower! When we first obtained the seeds, we thought it was an annual (blooms first year). Half way through the summer there was lovely lush-green ferny foliage, but no tall bloom, so we gave up in it. It got shoved in the "recycle" pile, and basically got forgotten. The next spring, to our amazement, the plant was still alive! We then realized this was a VERY hardy perennial, as it had survived a cold winter, out of the ground, it it's tiny pot. We quickly planted it, and a few weeks later it produced tall stems of these gorgeous red-orange tropical-looking flowers (if you know us, you'll know we a enamored by tropical-looking plants! ). Flowers last for many weeks, as the plant keeps blooming as it grows upwards! We are now pleased to offer seeds of the stunning plant. Plants are tolerant of neglect, and produce tall stems of multiple flowers in summer.
Type: Hardy perennial
Hardiness zones: 4-11
Seeds per pack: 10
Germination: Your planting container should have holes in the bottom for excess water to drain. Place the seeds on the surface of a pre-moistened growing mix, and flatten the surface. You can cover the container with clear plastic if you wish, to retain moisture. Keep moist until germination. Once seedlings emerge, place the pot in a sunny place, or under bright grow lights.