What are the pros? Bright color, humingbirds love
What are the cons? Takes a long time to bloom
I bought these a few years back from Baker Creek, expecting a flower that was the same size as a morning glory. I was initially a bit disappointed, as the flowers are very small. They are, however, full of their own charms and I love them now for their own uniqueness. They have tropical looking, long serrated foliage- it almost looks like a hand. Being in Minnesota, this is a special treat and quite out of the norm of the standard marigold and petunias my neighbors plant. Like I said, they are small flowers, but they are very bright, and the hummingbirds are drawn to them. The vines grew about 7 feet for me, but I think that these need every bit of sun they can get, and might get taller/fuller in different conditions. Mine had morning shade with afternoon sun in very poor soil and no supplemental watering. So they did ok, considering. They didn't start blooming till late July, which is my biggest beef. I started them indoors under lights in April. They were worth the wait.
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