Cardinal Creeper (Ipomoea Horsfalliae)
Cardinal creeper is a perennial flowering vine originating in the Caribbean. and it is fast-growing, with vigorous, twining woody stems up to 10 m (33 ft) long and 1.5 cm (0.6 in) in diameter Cardinal common names is Ipomoea Horsfalliae, Lady Doorly’s morning glory, cardinal creeper, and Prince Kuhio vine. It is so evergreen climber with funnel-shaped flowers.
Ipomoea horsfalliae (Cardinal Creeper) family name is Convolvulaceae is native to the West Indies, not Hawai’i. Nonnative plants given Hawaiian names can be misleading. So horsfalliae He fell in love with its beauty and brought it home to cultivate in Hawai’i.
The crimson-colored funnel-shaped flowers grow in clusters and bloom year-round. The widely branching vine comes with palmately divided leaves. Propagate by air layer, cutting, or scarified seeds (because seeds are absent or extremely rare in Hawai’i). Plant on a trellis or a fence for striking year-round flowers. But it prefers full sun and rich, well-drained soil.
because Ipomoea horsfalliae vine blooms repeatedly in late fall to early and mid-winter. The flower buds resemble berries. But the plant was the showy flowers.
- Plant for puja or prayer flower and leaves.
- Can grow on trellis or chain link fencing.
- Attracts bees.
- Must have for Farmhouse and big gardens also.
- Plants should be grown in full sun in mild climates and in partial shade in hot and dry areas.
- Suitable on walls, arches, trellis, and porches.
- Cardinal creeper is usually trained to climb up on an arbor, trellis, fence, or cascade over a wall where its showy flowers and foliage can be on their best display.
- The flowers produce reasonable quantities of nectar, but not all of it is accessible to honeybees because of the flower’s narrowing throat, which restricts the bee’s access to it.