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How to Grow Cardinal Climber Flowers


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Annual, Ipomoea x multifida

Cardinal Climber is an absolutely beautiful climbing vine.It is a fast growing annual, that is easy to grow and maintain. Provide the plant with a trellis or fence, and watch them quickly grow 10 to 15 feet or more. Some varieties will grow up to 30 feet!

The plants produce profusion of brilliant, red, trumpet shaped flowers in mid summer to fall. Finely cut, feathery, deep green foliage is attractive in appearance, grow atop dark stems.

Cardinal Climber are members of the Morning Glory family. They are native to North America, Asia, South Africa and the West Indies.

Looking to attract Hummingbirds to your backyard? Grow Cardinal Climbers.

Plant Height: up to 30'

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Plant Propagation:

Grow Cardinal Climber vines 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

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How to Grow Cardinal Climber Plants:

Cardinal Climber plants need full sun to reach their full potential. They prefer rich, well drained soils. Water them frequently during dry periods.

Add a general purpose fertilizer once a month, to provide the fuel they need for their quick growth.

Provide a tall, strong trellis or fence for them to grow.

Once your Cardinal Climber plants are established, they will grow well until the first frost. Cardinal Climber are annuals, and will succumb to spring and fall frosts.

Flowers Bloom: Summer to Fall.

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Insect and Disease:

Insect and disease problems are infrequent. If insect or disease problems occur, treat early with organic or chemical insect repellents and fungicide.

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