Yet another morning glory relative with bright red tubular flowers - others we've grown before include Ipomoea coccinea and Ipomoea quamoclit. This one has foliage intermediate between the entire leaves of the former and the extremely frilly leaves of the latter – which makes it probably my favorite of the three. Like the others, cardinal climber's flowers last just one day, fading into a crinkly rolled-up trumpet tube that reminds me of something Dr Seuss might have drawn. The ones shown in the photos on this page were growing up into our dwarf apple tree – a nice way for them to strut their stuff.
||Scarify, soak, germinate with bottom heat.
detailed seed-starting info below
|Seed ripens||early October|
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 '05 trade. Scarified with sandpaper, soak 1d. Baggy 75F (100%G, 2-4d)
- Seed from '07 garden. Sandpapered, baggy 75F (100%G, 2d)
- Seed from '07 garden. Sandpapered, baggy 75F (100%G, 1-3d)
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March 15, 2014