An extremely attractive climbing vine. The flowers are similar 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
8 seed/gram. 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 over fertilize. Prefers slightly acidic soils. Prune as required. Cardinal climber does best in full sun.