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Mina lobata

Spanish flag

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Features

  • Height4m to 5m
  • Growth HabitClimbing
  • Flower ColourRed, yellow, white

Description

Mina lobata (Spanish flag). This is a climbing annual or short-lived perennial which will grow to 5m. The ovate to cordate leaves are three lobed, toothed or entire. The flowers are racemes of narrowly tubular red yellow white blooms. This is also classified under the name 'Ipomoea lobata'.

Characteristics

Annual or Perennial, Deciduous or Semi-evergreen, Vine

Other common names

Ipomoea

Origin

Mexico and S America

Interest and use

Grown for their usually short-lived but freely produced flowers.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Rich

Cultivation

They are half hardy to frost tender, with a minimum temperature of 10C. You should grow it in a sunny position, in rich, well drained soil that should not be allowed to dry out.

Propagation

Propagate by seed in spring.

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