|Shiny lipstick-red buds |
Carmine-red tubular flowers and attractive foliage. Supposed to attract hummingbirds. In these pictures, you see ours climbing through and up the now-defunct bench in the side garden, and sprawling out into adjacent shrubs. I gambled on some self-seeding so I wouldn't have to start seed indoors the year after - and got lucky. Although the show probably started a bit later without the head start. I grew this as Ipomoea coccinea, but later learned its proper identity - the seedpods of I. coccinea droop downward as they ripen, whereas I. hederifolia keeps them upright.
We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.
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- Seed from '04/'05 HPS/MAG exchange. Lightly sandpapered seeds. Baggy 75F (25%G, 2-3d). Successively more aggressive nicking led to complete germination; some required taking an actual chip out of the seed coat.
- June 4: 10 seeds direct-sowed, after knife-nicking. June 11: 9G
- Seed from '07 garden. Sandpapered; baggy 75F (46%G, 1-16d)
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March 07, 2010