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Ipomoea lobata, Ipomoea versicolor, Mina lobata, Quamoclit lobata, Firecracker vine, Spanish flag, Exotic Love

Ipomoea lobata, Ipomoea versicolor, Mina lobata, Quamoclit lobata

Firecracker vine, Spanish flag, Exotic Love
Family: Convolvulaceae
Origin: Mexico and Central America
Vine or creeperFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterWhite/off-white flowersRed/crimson/vinous flowersYellow/orange flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

This unusual vine has up to 12 beautiful tubular flowers on each spike. It's easy to grow, and excellent on a trellis, fence or in a hanging basket. Also makes a great cut flower.

This marginally frost-hardy plant climbs to a height of 15 ft and quickly provides a dense leafy cover over a suitable supporting structure. Seeds should be scarified and soaked in water for 12 to 24 hours to aid germination. Prefers rich, moist, well-drained soil.


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