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- SHIPSBeginning in April, after your last frost date
- ZONEGrows everywhere in the USA (annual, zones 2-11)
- INCLUDES3 plants, each in a 2.5" diameter pot
- Botanical NameIpomea lobata
Firecracker Vine flowers looks like teeny-tiny chilly peppers, starting white and progressing to yellow, orange and red. It's pretty much Brazilian Morning Glory, and like the vines you know, grow, and love, it worships sun and heat, spirals up anything - up to 12 ft - grows fast, self-seeds, and isn't picky about soil quality. Includes 3 young plants.
- SUN Full sun, or part shade
- HEIGHT Over 12ft when full grown
- SPACING 6" between plants
- DEER Deer resistant
- KIDS+PETS Toxic
- CLIMATE Heat loving
- WATER Dought tolerant, but prefers moist soil
- INDOOR+POTS Grows well outdoors in large containers with support
How to Plant
Dig a hole twice the size of the root ball. Fill a little bit of the loose dirt back into the hole and tuck your plant in so the base of the stem is even with the top of the hole. Now fill in the rest of the soil around the roots, give the soft ground around the base of your new plant friend a few solid pats to compress the soil onto the roots, and a long, gentle drink of water.
Where to Plant
Find a place that gets a decent amount of sun, in well draining soil.
When to Plant
Avoid the heat of the day when planting — plant in the early morning, late afternoon, or by the light of the moon. Plant outside after your average last frost in the spring.
When to Expect Blooms
All summer long.
Water regularly, especially during dry spells.
Champion self-seeders. Make sure they have something to grow up, a trellis or fence works well.