• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Once established, needs only occasional watering.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Twining stems quickly reach 6 to 10 feet long.
    Key Feature:
    Long Bloom Season
    Blooms:
    Spring through Summer
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:lon-ISS-er-a sem-per-VEYE-renz
    Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous
    Growth habit:Spreading
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Twining stems quickly reach 6 to 10 feet long.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Spring through Summer
    Flower color:Red
    Companion PlantsConeflower (Echinacea); Butterfly Bush (Buddleja); Aster (Aster); Bee Balm (Monarda); Butterfly Weed (Asclepias)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Easily grown in average, well-drained soil. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Best flowering in full sun. Climbs by twining; will not hurt wood. Cut back if needed as will recover within a single season.Pruning time: late winter or early spring..
    Light Needs:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Low
    Once established, needs only occasional watering.