Our finest climbing variety! Large flowers in bright, clear scarlet are carried well out from the vine on strong stems.
Royal Family is our finest climbing variety! This heirloom produces large very fragrant flowers in bright, clear scarlet that are carried well out from the vine on strong stems. Self twining vines can grow to 180 cm (6') in height.
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How To Grow
12 seeds/gram. Plants bloom late spring to late fall! Select a site with deep, well-drained soil in full sun Sow April and early May when the soil becomes workable but is still quite cool. Soak seeds overnight in water then sow seed 12 mm (1/2") deep about 5 cm (2") apart – germination can take up to 20 days. Thin to 10 cm (4") apart when they are 7.5 cm (3") tall. Keep well watered and fed through the year with a 20-20-20 or 15-30-15 water soluble fertilizer. Plants will often have reduced flowering during the heat of summer but will once again flower prolifically with the return of moderate temperatures in late summer. A couple of hours of mid-afternoon shade can be beneficial in hot summer areas.
Blooming Season Begins
Days to Emergence
15 to 20
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Can Withstand Light Frost
Degree of Difficulty
Pollinator and butterfly plant.