How to grow and care for Standing Cypress Plants



The Standing Cypress plant is native to the southeastern United States. This plant is a tall and impressive plant that produces masses of bright red, tube-shaped flowers in late summer and early autumn. Do you actually want to invite hummingbirds and butterflies to your garden, or are you looking for plants that are drought-tolerant, the Standing Cypress plant is just what you need. Just continue reading to learn more about how to grow this plant.


How to grow Standing Cypress plants
Standing Cypress plant is suitable for growing in United States Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 6 through 10. Standing Cypress plant is a hardy plant that prefers dry, gritty, rocky or sandy soil and is also susceptible to rot where the ground is moist, soggy, or too rich. Make sure you locate the standing cypress plants in the back of a bed or wildflower garden; Standing Cypress plants can reach a height of about two to five feet. You don’t need to expect the standing cypress wildflowers to bloom immediately. 

This plant is a biennial that produces a rosette of leaves the 1st year, and then reaches for the sky with towering, blooming spikes the 2nd season.  Nevertheless, the Standing Cypress plant is often grown as a perennial because it self-seeds readily. You can also harvest the seeds from dried seed heads. You can plant the standing cypress seeds in autumn, when the soil temperature is between 65 and 70 F. (18 to 21 C.). Make sure you cover the seeds with a very thin layer of fine soil or sand, the seeds actually require sunlight in order to germinate. Watch for the seeds to sprout in 2 to 4 weeks. The seeds can also be planted in spring, about 6 weeks before the last frost. You can move them outdoors when you are really sure all danger of frost has passed.


  How to care for Standing Cypress Plant
Once the plants are established, the Standing Cypress plants require very little water. Though, the Standing Cypress plants benefit from an occasional irrigation during hot, dry weather. Water them deeply, and then allow the soil to dry before watering again. The Standing Cypress plants tall stems may require a stake or other form of support to keep them upright. You can cut the stalks after blooming to produce another flush of blooms. You will never regret growing this plant in your garden.  

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