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Ipomopsis, Hummingbird Mix

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This refined Southwest American native makes a wonderful cut flower for the home gardener!

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Now you can enjoy the festive colors of this native Southwest annual regardless of where you garden. Breeders have refined this mix to near perfection. The range of colors is breathtaking in the garden as well as fresh bouquets. Plant in the back of the border or cutting garden because plants grow to 4 ft. tall. Narrow, upright plants can be spaced 10-12" apart in the garden. Grow in full sun in average, well-drained soil. You can sow directly in the garden after the last frost or start indoors 4-6 weeks before last frost to get a jump on the season.
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Sun The amount of sunlight this product needs daily in order to perform well in the garden. Full sun means 6 hours of direct sun per day; partial sun means 2-4 hours of direct sun per day; shade means little or no direct sun.

Full Sun

Height The typical height of this product at maturity.

36-48 inches

Spread The width of the plant at maturity.

6-8 inches

Ornamental Use Ways in which the product may be used in the garden for ornamental effect.

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Life Cycle This refers to whether a plant is an annual, biennial or perennial. Annuals complete their life cycles in one year; biennials produce foliage the first year and bloom and go to seed the second year; perennials can live for more than two years.

Annual

Sow Method This refers to whether the seed should be sown early indoors and the seedlings transplanted outside later, or if the seed should be sown directly in the garden at the recommended planting time.

Indoor Sow

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Sun
Full Sun
Height
36-48 inches
Spread
6-8 inches
Ornamental Use
Borders
Life Cycle
Annual
Sow Method
Indoor Sow
Flowering
true
Bloom Duration
10
Ipomopsis, Hummingbird Mix is rated 3.25 out of 5 by 8.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Hummingbirds do like this Ipomopsis The hummingbirds did like this Ipomopsis. I started these seeds early indoors under fluorescent lights. They did bloom the same year (2013), but not all at the same time. Long bloom period. Mine were planted in morning sun, afternoon shade. Staking was necessary. The catalog photo shows the flower stalks in a vase.
Date published: 2013-12-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Plant I grew these last year, germinated some seeds indoors and some outdoors after adding a small bed. The early starts did fantastic, the others I planted to late to get much reward from but both grew well and the early starts were big & full of Beautiful Blooms !!!
Date published: 2012-02-14
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Poor Seeds I planted half the seeds indoors in April. Not a single seed germinated. I planted the remainder in late May in my flower garden. Not a single seed germinated. It was a waste of five bucks. Will never order these again. I have planted several other ipomopsis varities - including native plants, and had 100% success.
Date published: 2010-07-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not the easiest These seeds were sown in situ in two spots. The ones in the very hot front yard failed to germinate, even with watering. In the back, a few did come through & suceeded in producing a few blooms though they were neither as large nor as fancy as the pack showed. I think if you take time with them, you will be rewarded but for us veg gardeners who like to eat produce, well, maybe not.
Date published: 2010-05-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Late sowing I tried to sow these in situ as the packet instructed, but they did not germinate. Maybe because of the long, cool, wet spring we had. I planted them later in peat pots, then planted them out, and they're doing fine, only they haven't had time to bloom.
Date published: 2009-09-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Start indoors early and plant outside as early as possible. Takes a while to mature, but you will be rewarded. Glorious blooms.
Date published: 2007-08-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Ipomopsis - delightful surprise This was the first year I tried Ipomopsis, and I was delighted by the lovely flowers. I love the cottage garden effect much like my larkspur, but this one is definitely at late summer hot beauty. It takes a long time to bloom, but it's worth it.
Date published: 2006-08-03
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Ipomopsis rating I started this plant early, inside under lights. It is now July 11 and the plants have grown to only one foot tall and no sign of blooming. The product information should have indicated that it is a late bloomer.
Date published: 2006-07-11
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