Spanish Flag Mina Lobata Seeds


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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.

We cannot ship this variety to Arizona or Arkansas as per state regulations. Please do not order if your shipping address is in these states.

$2.49 20 seeds

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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