Ipomoea syn. Mina, Pharbitis, commonly known as Morning glory, Sweet potato vine, Cardinal climber, Common morning glory, Star glory, Cypress vine, Saltmarsh morning glory, Wild sweet potato vine are annuals and perennials, many of them trailers or twining climbers, and a few evergreen shrubs and trees, native to warm regions worldwide. They are found in a great diversity of habitats from open scrub to dense woodland, seashores, and cliffs. Most have trumpet or funnel shaped blooms of pink, lavender, purple or blue which open each morning and fade at night. Tolerates a wide range of light, soil conditions and are known to spread quickly. Grow annuals in a sunny, sheltered site. Where temperatures drop below 45°F (7°C) grow perennial or shrubby plants in a temperate or warm greenhouse. In warmer climates, train climbers over a pergola or arch, or use as a dense groundcover.
USES: Wildflower gardens, Hummingbird gardens, Butterfly gardens, Trellis, Pergola, Arch, Groundcover, Patio, Containers
Botanical Name: Ipomoea x multifida ‘Cardinal Climber’
Common Name: Cardinal Climber, Hearts and Honey Vine, Trichterwinde
Synonyms: (I. coccinea x I. quamoclit), syn. I. x sloteri
Type: Slender, twining Annual
Flower Color: Deep crimson red flowers 1 in. (2.5 cm) across with divided, mid-green leaves up to 5 in. (13cm) long.
Flowering Time: July to October
Plant Height: 8 - 10 ft. (2-3m)
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Water Requirements: Moist
Soil Requirements: High organic matter / Loam / sand / Neutral pH (6.0-8.0)
USDA Zone: 10b–12a (min. 45°F/7°C)
AHS Heat Zone: 12-1
Sowing Instructions (Cliff Notes Version): Sow seeds singly at 64°F (18°C) in spring. Chip seeds or soak for 24 hours before sowing.
Misc: Commonly mistaken for Ipomoea quamoclit which is commonly known as Cypress Vine. A unique heirloom Morning glory which reproduces true from seed.
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