Need a vine for a trellis, pole, or fence? Cardinal climber makes a nice partner with scarlet runner bean or morning glory. Deep red flowers with a white/yellow throat attract pollinators and hummingbirds like crazy! We can't say enough about the beautiful, fern-like foliage that together with the flowers make this an eye-catcher! Great container variety. Caution: Most parts of this plant are poisonous if ingested.
• Botanical Name: Ipomoea sloteri
• Family: Convolvulaceae
• Native: Only in cultivation
• Hardiness: Perennial in USDA zones 11 and 12; usually grown as an annual
• Plant Dimensions: 6'–20' vine
• Variety Information: ¾" wide, red, tubular flowers
• Exposure: Full sun
• Bloom Period: Summer to frost
• Attributes: Attracts Hummingbirds, Good for Containers
• When to Sow Outside: RECOMMENDED. 1 to 2 weeks after your average last frost date. Plants started too early outside will end up less vigorous than plants started when warmer.
• When to Start Inside: 4 to 6 weeks before transplanting outside. Sow into a biodegradable pot that can be directly planted in the ground to avoid disturbing roots.
• Days to Emerge: 5–15 days
• Seed Depth: 1/2"
• Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 6"–12"
• Thinning: When 2" tall, thin to 1 every 6"–12"