Cardinal Climber Ipomoea x Multifida is a twining annual plant. Cardinal Climber seeds are easy to grow, and they germinate fast. Ipomoea x Multifida has attractive emerald-green foliage with large, palm-like leaves that create a stunning backdrop for the brilliant red trumpet-shaped flowers. Cardinal Climber has a long bloom period and striking flowers appear from early summer until the first frost. The blooms is highly attractive to hummingbirds and butterflies. Even when Cardinal Climber does not bloom, its unique and attractive foliage is a valuable addition to the garden.
Cardinal Climber is one of the best climbing plants to grow on arbors, trellis, fences, and posts or can be used as a trailing ground cover. Ipomoea x Multifida seeds have to be covered with soil, and Cardinal Climber grows best in full sun and moist, but well-drained soil, tolerating drought and adapting to various soil conditions.
Height: 10-15 Feet
Bloom Season: Summer/Fall
Soil Type: Average/Dry/Moist well-drained, pH 6.1-7.8
USDA Zones: All Regions of North America
Sow Indoors: Spring (4-6 weeks before last frost)
Sow Outdoors: Spring
Seed Depth: 1/4 Inch
Germination Time: 7-21 Days