Mina Lobata Spanish Flag HEIRLOOM Seeds

Mina Lobata Spanish Flag HEIRLOOM Seeds

Ipomoea lobata

Item #1052

Perennial (tender), grown as an annual. This stunning and unusual climbing vine commands attention in the garden and attracts hummingbirds. Also called firecracker vine or exotic love vine, these tall 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. Usually grown as an annual, though perennial in USDA zone 10 and warmer.

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Perennial (tender)

Full sun

Blooms summer to frost

8'-10' vine

Days to Emerge:
5-15 days

Seed Depth:

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

When 2" tall,
thin to
1 every 6"-12"

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.

Special germination instructions: Soak seed in water for 12 to 24 hours or nick with sandpaper or a nailclipper before sowing.

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