Cardinal Climber / Ipomoea Quamoclit Cardinalis
Cardinal Climber vines are an easy to grow, climbing annual vine. The twining stems will grow quickly up an arbor, trellis or fence. Many varieties can grow up to a height of 10-15 feet in a season. Some varieties will grow up to 30 feet!
The profusion of small, but brilliant, red trumpet shaped flowers begin to appear in mid summer, and continue blooming into fall. Finely cut, feathery, deep green foliage is attractive in appearance, growing on dark stems.
Cardinal Climber are native to North America, Asia, South Africa and the West Indies. They are members of the Morning Glory family.
Cardinal Climber vines are grown from seed. Cardinal Climber seeds can be directly seeded into your flower garden, or seeded indoors for transplanting later. If planting outdoors, sow them after the soil has begun to warm in the spring. Start indoor transplants 4-6 weeks before the last frost in your area. Space plants twelve inches apart.
Sow seeds early in the season and cover with 1/4″ of garden soil. Water thoroughly.
Cardinal Climbers will begin to produce a continuous profusion of trumpet shaped flowers by mid-summer.
Tip: Soak seeds overnight before planting.
Days to Germination: 5 – 15