An extremely attractive climbing vine. The flowers are similiar in structure to morning glories but this specie produces many smaller, bright crimson-red, white-throated flowers that typically face up and out from the foliage. Makes for a pretty picture as it climbs on fences and arbours - where it can often reach over 3 m (10') in height! The flowers are quite attractive to hummingbirds.
|How To Grow||Sow directly in the garden late May about 6 mm (1/4") deep. We suggest soaking seeds overnight in room temperature water before planting. Germination occurs in 7-14 days. Thin seedlings to 30 cm (12") apart. For best performance, do not overfertilize. Prefers slightly acidic soils. Prune as required. Cardinal climber does best in full sun.|
|Blooming Season Begins||High Summer|
|Days to Emergence||7 to 14|
|Height||Tall (2 to 4 m)(6.6' to 13')|
|Frost Tolerance||Killed by Frost|
|Degree of Difficulty||Easy|
|Suggested uses.||Vertical colour