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Mina lobata (Ipomoea lobata) is a quick-growing annual climber, with cascades of flowers, starting flame-red at the tip and fading to cream. Mina Lobata will look spectacular for three to four months, one of the best climbers you can grow.
- Good for beginners
- Great for bees, butterflies and pollinating insects
|Common name:||Spanish Flag|
|Type:||Half-hardy Annual Climber||Sowing:||Sow under cover in March - May. Plant out after last frosts.|
|Soil Type:||Well-drained, light moist soils||Site:||Full sun||Height:||210-240cm (7-8ft)||Spacing:||Plant 30cm apart at base of frame, or sow seeds 10cm apart.||Hardiness:||Tender||Care tips:||Do not overfeed with nitrogen or you will get leaf at the expense of flower||Flowers:||❀ July - October, or 12-14 weeks from sowing. Flowers will produce for 4-5 months, almost until Christmas.||For the vase:||Sear the stem ends in boiling water for 20 seconds and they'll last a week.|