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Cardinal Climber Vine

Cardinal Climber Vine

Cardinal Climber Vine is blooming red tubular flowers  on this warm summer day here in the Midwest.

This vine is a cross between Cypress Vine (Ipomoea quamoclit) and Red Morning Glory (Ipomoea coccinea).

At a guess there is probably 8-12 plants .. around each wheel.. so you can see they really do fill in with a few months of  time..

When these plants started growing I had to train them up around the metal axle with some wooden sticks..

This vine can get aggressive and grow quite fast once the weather turns warm and sunny.

We had large amounts of rain this year but it didn’t seem to bother this vine at all .. It honestly seem to thrive..

Although just a annual in my area , the frost will kill the entire plant so there is never any worry of being over aggressive in our area.

In the fall months I did get a chance to see a few hummingbirds flying around this plant.  They love it!

I was able to harvest some seeds from this vine.. I never have had a real issue with them self seeding and coming back the following year.

What do you think ? My plans next growing season will probably be the same, plant more of the same..;)  continuing to grow what loves to grow in our Midwest weather..

 

Cardinal Climber Vine

The cardinal climber vine is growing up some old  metal  rusty wagon wheel and axle

Cardinal Climber Vine

The vine pretty much covered the wagon wheel axle, this is the second one I had growing.

Cardinal Climber Vine

Another view of the cardinal vine with new look celosia growing on the ground..

Cardinal Climber Vine

Up close photo of the red tubular flowers on the cardinal climber vine.. Also check out the unique shaped leaves of this vine.

Thanks for stopping by

Diane

dm

P.S.You can find a video and all about this vine click here..

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