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Ipomoea (Mina) lobata Seeds

Common Name: Spanish Flag

Plant Family: Convolvulaceae

Ipomoea (Mina) lobata Seeds
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Price:  £1.95
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8 in stock

Quantity or Pot size:  20 seeds approx


Hardiness/minimum temperature:  Frost tender (plus 1 to 5 deg. C.)
Position/ Situation:  Summer Patio
Sun/ Shade:  Sun
Planting Style:  cottage
Suggested Use:  Growing in Pots
Season of Interest:  Summer to Autumn
Flower Colour:  Red
Height:  large (up to 12 feet)
Habit/Shape:  Climbing
Soil Type:  Normal, well-drained but moisture retentive
Soil PH:  No preference
Bee and Butterfly:  Bee
RHS Award of Garden Merit:  Yes
Sow:  March to April


A beautiful annual climber, with flowers markedly different to other Ipomoeas. This produces spikes of tubular flowers which start a deep fiery red and then fade through orange and yellow to pale cream. The deeply lobed leaves add to the exotic effect. The common name Spanish flag refers to the red and cream flowers, actually native to Mexico. Needs a warm spot and moist but well drained soil to do well. Plant out only when the weather and soil have warmed up. This vigorous climber will quickly reach to the skies so make sure you plant them with an obelisk or trellis for support. In typical summers may reach up to 2 meters maybe more

Sow March to April - 3 to 4 seeds per 9cm diameter pot. Keep at a constant temperature of 18C.  Plant out only when the risk of frost has passed.


Mainland UK  £8.50-£10 Local delivery Postcodes IP1-IP8 & CO10 (minimum order value applies please click here for details) FREE
Seeds & cuttings only  £2 Collect from our Nursery (Elmsett, Suffolk, IP7 6LZ) FREE
Scottish Highlands & offshore Islands From £10 We only send plants & seeds to UK locations (excl. Northern Ireland) Sorry we cannot ship to any other Country due to British Plant Health regulations on the export of plants post Brexit. There are no exceptions unfortunately  

 

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Unless otherwise indicated our plants are supplied in the following pot sizes according to category. Dimensions refer to either the pot diameter (cm) or volume (litre);

  • Exotics/Conservatory & House Plants, Succulents: mostly as young plants in 9cm (approx. 0.5 litre)  or 1 litre pots
  • Hardy Perennials, Ferns and Grasses: 1 litre (approx. 12cm diameter)
  • Herbs: 9cm (approx. 0.5 litre)
  • Hardy Shrubs and Climbers: 1.5 or 2 litre 
  • Potted Bulbs: variable- please see "Quantity or Pot size" on plant information page 
  • Dormant Bulbs, Tubers and Bare-root perennials come either bagged or wrapped without a pot

The exact size of plants will vary with the growing season and may be cut back in accordance with normal pruning regimes or to fit in the box if they are excessively tall.