Ipomoea lobata (Spanish Flag)

A quick-growing annual climber, with cascades of flowers, starting flame-red at the tip and fading to cream. More
20 seeds 050004 £1.95 In stock
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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 Mina lobata, Ipomoea lobata
Type Half-hardy Annual Climber, Half-Hardy Annual Climber
Common Name Spanish Flag
Border Position Back, Climber
Soil Type Chalky, Sandy, Neutral
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 1.2-2.4m (4-8ft)
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.
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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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!

Recommended

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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!!!