Ipomoea lobata (Spanish Flag)

A quick-growing annual climber, with cascades of flowers, starting flame-red at the tip and fading to cream. More
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Ipomoea lobata (Mina lobata or Spanish Flag) is a quick-growing annual climber, with cascades of flowers, starting flame-red at the tip and fading to cream.

It will look spectacular for three to four months, one of the best climbers you can grow.

Genus Ipomoea
Group/Species lobata
Type Tender Perennial (grown as a Half-Hardy Annual)
Common Name Spanish Flag
Border Position Climber
Soil Type Chalky, Neutral, Sandy
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 4m (13ft 1in)
Spacing 10cm (4in) apart at the base of a frame
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Sow under cover in March - May. Plant out after last frosts.
Care Tips Do not overfeed with nitrogen or you will get leaf at the expense of flower. Seeds are highly toxic if ingested.
Flowering July - October, or 12 weeks from sowing
Vase Life 5 days. Sear the stem ends in boiling water for 20 seconds.
Harvesting Flowers will produce for 4-5 months, almost until Christmas.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest

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Ipomoea lobata (Spanish Flag) reviews

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Reviewed 1st August 2019 by Gillian

Germinated well and am now awaiting flower

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by John

Well all the plants that I purchased look healthy but no flowers on any of them

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Tessa

Not sure that this was your fault, but all seedlings were eaten.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Susan

Good service, healthy bulbs,seeds. A wide choice of plants.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Geraldine

The plants are nowhere near as vigourous as they look on the picture. I'm not sure if I should have planted many together to achieve the same effet.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Val

In spite of replacement plants they all failed to thrive - probably my fault

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by John

Very small plants delivered, transplanted in ti pots and grown on in greenhouse, planted out in large pot with fresh compost have only grown to about one meter. High and very few flower s would not buy again

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Reviewed 18th November 2018 by Jeremy

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Reviewed 16th November 2018 by Alison

These grew very well and gave a lovely display, have kept seeds to grow them again next year.

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Sheila

Very disappointing ,few flowers

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Christopher

Very disappointed in how the plants developed. They were ok as small plants and all survived but were a miserable display- would not buy again

Reply from the Sarah Raven Team:

"Thank you for leaving your review. We are very sorry to hear of your disappointment with your Ipomoea. Please contact our Customer Services team at info@sarahraven.com who will look in to this matter for you."

Posted 7th November 2018

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Reviewed 6th September 2018 by Helene

A complete disaster. The plants were not delivered. There had been problems with the delivery of my order from the very beginning (delivery instructions ignored). Eventually I was told the plants were in short supply and not available_ at a time when they were still being advertised on the SR website as a "must have".

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Reviewed 2nd September 2018 by Pauline

lost 2 of the plants probably due to weather

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Reviewed 29th August 2018 by Barbara

Grew away well, then stopped. Not good.


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Reviewed 12th July 2018 by Andy Hartley

So unusual full of flowers, in a pot climbing up a frame will use again the are in part sun part shade.
(Grown in the Midlands)

Gorgeously unusual!

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Reviewed 15th August 2016 by Lynda Sebbage

These unusual climbers really draw attention! I'm delighted with them, they have been flowering for weeks now!


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Reviewed 20th June 2016 by Yvonne Lally

This is the second year I have grown Ipomoea lobate. It has been stunningly successful on both occasions. I have them in large pots growing up canes and find they do best for me (in the Midlands) in full sun. Very easy.....no skill at all required after initial nurturing!!!