This dazzling, easy-to-grow vine makes a colorful screen or trellis plant. You will enjoy its tropical-looking, tubular blooms that stay open all day and attract hummingbirds. The ferny foliage is equally pleasing. Caution: Most parts of this plant are poisonous if ingested.
Botanical Name: Ipomoea quamoclit
Native: Mexico and South America
Hardiness: Perennial in USDA zones 11 and 12; otherwise grown as an annual.
Plant Dimensions: 6'–20' vine
Variety Information: 1″ tubular red, pink, and white flowers.
Exposure: Full sun
Bloom Period: Summer to frost
Attributes: Attracts Hummingbirds
When to Sow Outside: RECOMMENDED. 1 to 2 weeks after your average last frost date.
When to Start Inside: 6 to 8 weeks before transplanting outside after your average last frost date. Roots are sensitive to disturbance; start in biodegradable pots that can be planted directly into the ground.
Days to Emerge: 5–15 days
Seed Depth: ½”
Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 6″–12″
Thinning: When 2″ tall, thin to 1 every 6″–12″