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Cardinal Climber

Ipomoea quamoclit. This easy-to-grow, twining vine is best sown directly into the garden in full sun after all threat of frost has passed. Like Morning Glories, Cardinal Climber will need a solid support from a trellis, fence or netting. Annual. Summer flowering. Height: 10' to 12'.

Average seed life: 2 years.

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Cardinal Climber Sowing Instructions
Planting Depth
:1/2”
Seed Spacing:2”-3”
Plant Spacing:6”-8”
Days to Germination:5-10 days
Germination Temperature:65°-85°F

Ipomoea quamoclit. A spectacular climbing annual, this beloved heirloom will scramble up any type of supportive structure for a profusion of little, trumpet-shaped, cardinal-red flowers with finely cut, fern-like foliage. Prior to planting, carefully nick the hard seed coat and/or soak the seeds overnight. Then, they prefer to be direct-sown after all danger of frost has passed. Or start the seeds indoors 4 to 6 weeks before planting outside. Carefully thin or transplant Cardinal Climber to a spacing of 6" to 8" apart without disturbing their roots, and plant in full sun and well-draining soil. Water moderately, as Cardinal Climber prefers dry conditions. Only fertilize lightly, as soil that is too rich will discourage flower production. Summer flowering. Height: 10' to 12'.

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