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Ipomopsis, Hummingbird Mix
This refined Southwest American native makes a wonderful cut flower for the home gardener!
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.
Sow in average garden soil in full sun after danger of heavy frost. Sow seeds thinly and cover with 0.6 cm of fine soil. Firm lightly and keep evenly moist.
How to Grow
Seedlings emerge in 14-21 days. Thin to stand about 30 cm apart when seedlings are 2.5-5 cm high. Sow seeds in the winter if you live in a warmer zone. Give plants regular watering. Once the plants are extablished, they may naturalize.
Ipomopsis attracts bees, birds and butterflies, so it is a great addition to butterfly gardens.