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Cardinal Climber 'Apricot Candy'

Ipomoea sloteri

Family: Convolvulaceae (kon-volv-yoo-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Ipomoea (ip-oh-MEE-a) (Info)
Species: sloteri (SLO-ter-eye) (Info)
Cultivar: Apricot Candy
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Vines and Climbers

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

This plant is suitable for growing indoors


4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)


6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)


Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade


Seed is poisonous if ingested

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:


Pale Yellow

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Late Fall/Early Winter



Provides winter interest

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:


Propagation Methods:

From herbaceous stem cuttings

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

From seed; direct sow after last frost

From seed; germinate in a damp paper towel

From seed; germinate in vitro in gelatin, agar or other medium

Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Zephyrhills, Florida

Barbourville, Kentucky

Jacksonville, Texas

Syracuse, Utah

Gardeners' Notes:


On Sep 14, 2014, EmmaGrace from Jacksonville, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

Ipomoea sloteri, an interesting species, was first created by successfully hybridizing Ipomoea coccinea and Ipomoea quamoclit, thus creating the new species of Ipomoea x multifida which when it had become fully stabilized after several generations was given the updated binomial of Ipomoea sloteri = an allotetraploid derived from Ipomoea x multifida . . .
The new species shows a flower most like the Ipomoea coccinea, sepals most like Ipomoea quamoclit, but with a new leaf shape with divided foliage like the Ipomoea quamoclit, but with the overall heart shape of the Ipomoea coccinea.

Ipomoea sloteri 'Apricot Candy' is a NEW cultivar from Texas and is a member of the Convolvulaceae Family, which the Morning Glory also belongs
. . . and is a Delightful Sle... read more


On May 23, 2013, ransom3 from Zephyrhills, FL wrote:

This is the first time I have ever grown this unusual orange and yellow morning glory. At one time the seeds were exceptionally hard to find. This is truly a warm, glowing flower. I find its foliage very attractive too.I keep my one plant well watered and it does not seem to diminish the number of blooms.I'll be sure to save its seeds to share.


On Feb 5, 2013, VineWorld from Syracuse, UT (Zone 7b) wrote:

Exceptionally easy to grow. I've had it flowering in a mere roughly 1 QT pot until recently moving it to a 1/2 Gal. Much akin to the regular Ipomoea sloteri. Although this one has some gorgeous apricot colored blooms with a yellow center!