Spanish Flag Mina Lobata Seeds


1.5 out of 5 stars
(2 reviews)
Availability: In Stock

This stunning and unusual climbing vine from the 1800s commands attention in the garden and attracts hummingbirds. Also called firecracker vine or exotic love vine, these long vines with twining stems reach 10' or more and are covered with lush green foliage. The show really begins when the brilliantly colored rows of flowers adorning the dark stems appear in the shortening days of summer and fall.

$2.99 1 gram

Botanical Name: Ipomoea lobata

Family: Convolvulaceae

Native: Mexico, South America

Hardiness: Perennial in USDA zones 10 and warmer, usually grown as an annual

Plant Dimensions: 10'–20' vine

Variety Information: Flower stems up to 12" long with the last 6" covered with 1½"–2" crimson flowers that change to orange and yellow, fading to white as they age.

Exposure: Full sun

Bloom Period: Summer to frost

Attributes: Attracts Hummingbirds

When to Sow Outside: 1 to 2 weeks after average last frost. Plants started too early outside will end up less vigorous than plants started when temperatures are warmer.

When to Start Inside: 4 to 6 weeks before average last frost. Sow in biodegradable pots that can be transplanted directly in the ground.

Days to Emerge: 5–15 days

Seed Depth: ½"

Seed Spacing: A group of 2 seeds every 6"–12"

Thinning: When 2" tall, thin to 1 every 6"–12"

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Spanish Flag Mina Lobata Seeds Reviews

2 reviews

Poor germination

2 out of 5 stars Jul 5, 2020
I was very excited to try these after seeing them, but unfortunately even with following the detailed instructions I had very low germination (2 of 20) and those two weren't strong enough to make it. I may try again next year because the vine is beautiful.
Samantha Monterosso from MI
Owner Response: Hello, we are sorry you experienced poor germination with these seeds. Quality is very important to us and our seeds are tested frequently. A customer service agent will be with you shortly.

No germination

1 out of 5 stars Feb 28, 2021
Was there a problem with last years seeds? I sowed these indoors last year and not one came up. I haven't planted these before. Would really like to try them again, hesitating to order through. Any thoughts?
Amy from MN
Owner Response: Hi Amy, We are sorry you had problems germinating these seeds. Our seeds are tested frequently by a third-party laboratory to ensure germination rates exceed both federal and our own standards. We recommend starting kale indoors and soil needs to be 65 to 85 degrees Fahrenheit to allow for germination. A customer service agent will be contacting you to see how we can help.

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