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.
About my plant portraits
PlantLinks to other web pages about Ipomoea sloteri
- 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)
I welcome comments about my web pages; feel free to use the form below to
leave feedback about this particular page. For the benefit of other visitors
to these pages, I will list any relevant comments you leave, and if
appropriate, I will update my page to correct mis-information. Faced with an
ever-increasing onslaught of spam, I'm forced to discard any comments including
html markups. Please submit your comment as plain text. If you have a
comment about the website as a whole, please leave it in my
guestbook. If you
have a question that needs a personal response, please