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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Vine
Life cycle: Annual
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Plant Height: 4 to 10 feet
Plant Spread: 12 to 24 inches
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Edible Parts: Leaves
Eating Methods: Raw
Propagation: Seeds: Scarify seeds
Needs specific temperature: 70 deg F is optimal
Days to germinate: 10 to 14 days
Depth to plant seed: 1/4 inch
Sow in situ
Start indoors
Other info: Soak seeds in warm water for 24 hours
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger


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Photo courtesy of Annie's Annuals and Perennials
By Calif_Sue
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Location: Alnwick Garden, Northumberland, UKDate: 2013-07-09
By kniphofia
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Courtesy Outsidepride
By vic
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 Photo Courtesy of Select Seeds. Used with permission.
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Plant Events from our members
piksihk On March 31, 2019 Seeds sown
Pack Geoseed from trade unk year
piksihk On January 7, 2019 Seeds sown
pot; no germ 3/19
piksihk On January 23, 2015 Seeds sown
no germination
piksihk On January 22, 2015 Obtained plant
lovesblooms On March 10, 2018 Seeds sown
ShawnSteve On January 7, 2022 Seeds sown
Ex. Lisa D. (Seed Needs)
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Annuals 2017 by islander Oct 26, 2017 2:26 PM 41
Share your seed growing tips by longk May 16, 2017 5:02 PM 4
Seed Starting List for 2016 by Xeramtheum Jan 20, 2016 7:05 AM 2
canary bird vine - tropaeolum peregrinum by piksihk Nov 5, 2021 7:35 PM 296
What seeds are you ordering this year? by luvsgrtdanes Feb 22, 2015 10:07 AM 78
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