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Ipomoea × sloteri (Cardinal Climber)

Cardinal Climber, Ipomoea x multifida, Quamoclit multifida, Quamoclit sloteri


A graceful and cheerful addition to the garden, Ipomoea x sloteri (Cardinal Climber) is a tender twining vine with delicate lacy foliage and fiery red flowers adorned with a white throat. Blooming profusely from midsummer to fall, the tubular flowers flare open at the mouth into deep red pentagons. They are an excellent source of nectar for butterflies and hummingbirds. Each large, bright green leaf is divided into narrow lobes, giving the foliage a lacy appearance. Particularly vigorous and fast growing, Cardinal Climber is fairly maintenance free and is perfect to climb a wall or scramble through arbors and trellises. This plant does very well in containers too. Ipomoea x sloteri is a hybrid between the Cypress-vine (Ipomoea quamoclit) and the Scarlet morning-glory (Ipomoea coccinea).

  • Fast growing, this tropical vine will twine its soft stems up to 6-12 ft. tall in one season (180-360 cm) and 9-12 IN. wide (22-30 cm).
  • Thrives in full sun to partial shade in rich, evenly moist, well-drained soils. Tolerates dry conditions, but performs best with regular waterings.
  • Deer resistant, but attract butterflies and hummingbirds.
  • Perfect to cover arbors, trellises, obelisks, walls or fences.
  • Virtually pest and disease free
  • Easy to grow from seed. Soak seeds overnight and start indoors in spring. Space the plants about a foot apart (30 cm), and provide sun and support.
  • Ingestion may cause severe discomfort

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Requirements

Hardiness 2 – 11
Heat Zones 1 – 12
Plant Type Climbers
Plant Family Ipomoea - Morning Glories
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 6' – 12' (180cm – 3.6m)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Tolerance Deer, Drought
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Arbors, Pergolas, Trellises, Patio and Containers, Walls and Fences
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Mediterranean Garden

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 2 – 11
Heat Zones 1 – 12
Plant Type Climbers
Plant Family Ipomoea - Morning Glories
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 6' – 12' (180cm – 3.6m)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Tolerance Deer, Drought
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Arbors, Pergolas, Trellises, Patio and Containers, Walls and Fences
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Mediterranean Garden

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