This stunning and unusual climbing vine from the 1800s commands attention in the garden and attracts hummingbirds. Also called firecracker vine or exotic love vine, these long vines with twining stems reach 10' or more and are covered with lush green foliage. The show really begins when the brilliantly colored rows of flowers adorning the dark stems appear in the shortening days of summer and fall.
Botanical Name: Ipomoea lobata
Hardiness: Perennial in USDA zones 10 and warmer, usually grown as an annual
Plant Dimensions: 10'–20' vine
Variety Information: Flower stems up to 12" long with the last 6" covered with 1½"–2" crimson flowers that change to orange and yellow, fading to white as they age.
Exposure: Full sun
Bloom Period: Summer to frost
Attributes: Attracts Hummingbirds