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  • Mina Lobata - Spanish Flag

Mina lobata - Spanish Flag

Product Code: 050004 for seeds, 510738 for seedlings

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Mina lobata - 20 seeds
£ 1.95

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Mina lobata - 5 seedlings
£ 5.50

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Mina lobata - 10 seedlings
£ 8.95

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Mina Lobata - Spanish Flag

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

Genus: Mina lobata
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.

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