This unusual annual vine can add vertical interest to the garden. Its vivid blossoms (red tooth-like flowers that fade to orange and then yellow and white) are a hummingbird magnet. Firecracker vine can bloom year round in warm climates, but generally blooms from summer to fall. It is a native of Mexico and Central and South America. -Julia Jones, Designing with Annuals, Fine Gardening issue #120
Noteworthy CharacteristicsLong stems of multi-colored flowers that attract hummingbirds.
CareProvide full sun and well-drained soil in a sheltered location.
PropagationSow seed at 64°F in spring.
ProblemsWilt, charcoal rot, thread blight, white blister, rust, fungal leaf spots, and stem rot may affect plants.
- Genus : Ipomoea
- Plant Height : 6 to 10 feet
- Plant Type : Annuals
- Characteristics : Attracts Hummingbirds
- Bloom Time : Early Fall, Early Summer, Late Summer, Summer
- Light : Full Sun
- Maintenance : Low
- Moisture : Medium Moisture
- Flower Color : Red, Yellow
- Plant Seasonal Interest : Summer Interest