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Prince Kuhio Vine Ipomea briggsii Magenta Pink Ped Flowers


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4 Inch Pots - Mature, well rooted starter size plants, growing and shipped in a 4 inch plastic pot, plant will be a minimum of about 8 to 10 inches tall and unlikely to have bloom or bud at the time of shipping.

Ipomea horsefallia briggsii is a fast growing flowering vine believed to be native to the Caribbean and South America, however since it may have become naturilized in some of these areas through introduction, as there is little information readily available as to true origin. It is commonly known by several common names; Prince Kuhio Vine, Cardinal Creeper and Lady Briggs Morning Glory. It is related to the Morning Glory and the Sweet Potato.

The discovery of the beautiful vine is credited to English Botanist, Charles Horsefall in the 1800's. It is commonly called Prince Kuhio Vine, as legend has it the Hawaiian Prince was fond of the plant and had it planted in the garden of the Royal Palace at Waikiki , where the species can can still be found today, Briggsii is a more rare, selected cultivar of the species that has a longer blooming cycle and somewhat larger, darker and more intensely colored flowers, and is more difficult to germinate and propagate than the species.  

This vine produces stunning violet to red toned magenta trumpet shaped flowers during the winter months that are showcased nicely by large, waxy, shiny, sharply lobed foliage. A brown seed pod capsule follows the flower containing a very hard brown seed that is exceedingly difficult to germinate. 

Although this vine is root hardy and will resprout from frost damage, being a winter bloomer, it will be unable to flower that season as a result. For the best overall, year round appearance, and best flowering, cold protection is recommended in all Zones.

Botanical Name Ipomea horsefallia briggsii
Common Name Prince Kuhio Vine, Lady Briggs Morning Glory, Cardinal Creeper
Plant Family Convolvulaceae
Mature Size 10 feet
Bloom Color Red to purple toned magenta
Bloom Form Clusters trumpet shaped
Bloom Time Winter
Zone 9, 10, 11
Fragrance No
Key Features Vibrant color, pretty foliage, winter flowers
Suggested Uses Trellis or other support, Excellent Hummingbird Garden plant
Grower Notes Blooms in winter, attracts hummingbirds

Direct planting of 4 inch starter size plants is not recommended, so for the best results with your new plant, we recommend it be repotted and allowed to grow larger before setting out in a tropical to subtropical landscape. 

When the new pot has filled with roots and the plant is larger, then here a few hints for successful growing in the landscape in Zones 9, 10, and 11.  can be grown as a potted plant indefinitely.

  • Plant in fertile well draining, slightly acidic soil soil in the full sun. Amend with high quality organic material as needed.
  • Locate in full sun to very lightly dappled shade.
  • Provide supplemental irrigation.
  • Feed a good quality, slow release, bloom boosting fertilize with the initial planting and tyearly in the early Fall thereafter. 
  • Prune immediately after flowering to promote uniform shape and control size.
  • Protect from frost and freeze.




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  • Model: IPO-HOR-KV-04
  • Shipping Weight: 2.5lbs
  • 3 Units in Stock
  • Manufactured by: Emerald Goddess Gardens

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