Thursday, August 20, 2009
The Venerable Cardinal Climber
My cardinal climbers got a late start this year since I didn't plant them until May. They make a beautiful vine covered in little trumpet-shaped red flowers that hummingbirds love. The vine is quite similar to another vine called the Cypress vine, but it's not nearly as invasive. The main reason mine got such a late start is because I was expecting them to come back on their own from last year. Not even one volunteer came back, so I had to replant them. They are a must have in my yard because of their attractiveness to hummingbirds. They pretty much grow like morning glories and should be planted in the same conditions. CC grows in almost any soil as long as you don't let them completely dry out.