• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Twining stems quickly reach 10 to 20 ft. tall, with support.
    Key Feature:
    Long Bloom Season
    Blooms:
    Spring into Fall
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:lon-ISS-er-a sem-per-VEYE-renz
    Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous
    Sunset climate zones:2 - 24
    Growth habit:Spreading
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Twining stems quickly reach 10 to 20 ft. tall, with support.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Spring into Fall
    Flower color:Red
    Garden styleCottage, Rustic, Tropical
    Design IdeasThe coral-red flowers are very showy when cascading off wood fences, twining up lattice and shrouding unsightly wire field fencing or chain link. Perfect in the woodland garden, where it can gracefully climb into trees, living or not. Particularly nice when allowed to cascade off concrete block or railroad tie retaining walls. If left to sprawl, it will behave a lot like groundcover on slopes and embankments.
    Companion PlantsConeflower (Echinacea); Bee Balm (Monarda); Butterfly Weed (Asclepias); Butterfly Bush (Buddleja); Aster (Aster)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Easily grown in average, well-drained soils. Best flowering occurs with full sun exposure. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish root system; reduce frequency, once established. Climbs by twining; will not hurt wood. Prune annually to control size; will recover from heavy pruning 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: Moderate
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.

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