Cardinal Climber vine in AZ

outdoor_andy(7)May 19, 2013

Does anyone know why AZ state regulations prohibit seed companies from shipping this seed to the state?

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haname(z9 AZ NE Phoenix)

Hm, I don't know, but I recently planted seeds of the cypress vine (Ipomoea quamoclit) which has a similar type of flower. The foliage is more feathery though. It's doing really well in a pot with a trellis. I'll post a picture later. That might be a suitable substitute for you if you can't get the one you like.

    Bookmark   May 20, 2013 at 1:25AM
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azbolt

As I understand it, the Cardinal Climber and Morning Glories were outlawed in Arizona due to the fact that they would spread (via seed presumably) to the local cotton fields, sprout and take over. Thus diminishing the cotton crop and gumming up the cotton harvesting equipment. An outdated law for sure.

Kevin

    Bookmark   May 21, 2013 at 3:15PM
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