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An absolutely beautiful annual twining vine with vivid crimson trumpet-shaped flowers that hummingbirds adore. The attractive foliage is a lustrous emerald green and it is shaped like palm leaves. Great for decks, arbors, posts and trellises. Grows to 10-15 feet or more tall. Very long bloom season.
Cardinal Climber seeds cannot ship to AZ or MI.
To quicken Cardinal Climber seed germination nick the pointed end with a knife or nail clippers. Then sow in 2 inch pots or cell packs, cover with ¼ inch soil. Kept at 70° F., germination averages 14-21 days. Can direct sow after all danger of frost, when the soil has warmed, 6-8 seeds per foot. Thin to 12 inches apart.
Comments: Full or part sun. Needs good drainage, avoid rich soils which produce strong vines, few flowers. Tolerates drought, heavier bloom, faster growth, with regular water. Fast growing. First flowers appear in early summer, heaviest bloom is from mid-summer until frost. Nectar-rich flowers attract hummingbirds and butterflies. Cardinal Climber is a hybrid of garden origin (most likely made in the 18th or 19th centuries). It is a cross of the Cypress Vine (Ipomoea quamoclit) and Scarlet morning glory (Ipomoea coccinea). Deer resistant.