AppearanceIt is an annual or perennial, herbaceous, twining vine growing 3–10 feet tall. The leaves are 1–4 inches long, deeply lobed , with 9-19 lobes on each side of the leaf. The flowers are 1–2 inches long and 1 inch in diameter, trumpet-shaped with five points, and can be red, pink or white.
NamingIn southern India, it is called ''mayil manikkam'' in . In Malayalam, it is called ''ākāśamulla''. In Assamese it is known as Kunjalata It is called as Ganesh Vel in Marathi language . In Bangladesh, it is called'' Tarulata, Kamalata, Kunjalata, Getphul''.
DistributionNative from northern South America north to Mexico.
HabitatNative from northern South America north to Mexico.
UsesIt is widely cultivated as an ornamental plant throughout the tropics, and also outside of tropical regions, where it is grown as an annual plant only, not surviving temperate zone winters. In some tropical areas, it has become naturalized.
It flowers in summer and fall.Its seeds are sown in rainy season. It blooms continuously from August to December in Temperate regions.
Seedlings must always be kept moist. They require full sun for good growth. This vine is one of the best plants for attracting hummingbirds, and is a vigorous grower. In warmer climates, this plant can be extremely invasive.
It doesn't require any fertilizer and gives blooms without any care. It can be grown anywhere... In containers along with other plants, it can be grown in small containers, or in big containers it thrives well in small spaces and big spaces alike.
''Ipomoea'' × ''multifida'' is a hybrid between ''I. quamoclit'' and the cypress vine . The allotetraploid of this hybrid is ''Ipomoea sloteri''. Both are known as cardinal climber.
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