1/4" Tip: Soak seeds in water overnight prior to sowing.
Seed To Bloom:
Sow indoors in pots 4-6 weeks before last frost. Keep at 65-70°F.
Direct sow after all danger of frost has passed.
WHEN TO SET OUTSIDE
About 1-2 weeks after all danger of frost has passed, taking special care not to disturb roots.
PLACEMENT & CULTIVATION
"Pajarito" means little bird in Spanish, a good name for this little winged flower discovered growing near Lima, Peru, in the mid-1700s. Canary bird vine or canary creeper festoons fences and obelisks with brilliant yellow feathery blooms and harmonious gray-green lobed foliage. A warm, sheltered spot in some regular, moist yet well-drained soil with full sun to partial shade. Avoid fertilizer, as that will encourage leaves, not flowers.
About 1" per week—drought tolerant once established, however regular watering may encourage more blossoms.
Mildly acidic to neutral.
Do not fertilize, as this will limit blooms and stimulate excess foliage growth. Add 1" compost to poor soils.
Diseases & Pests:
Aphids may pose a problem—treat with an insecticidal soap if hosing down daily does not resolve the issue.