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botanical name:
Ipomoea lobata
Ipomoea lobata © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Spanish Flag, Mexican Firecracker Vine, Exotic Love, Starglory
synonyms:  Mina lobata, Quamoclit lobata
family:  Convolvulaceae
characteristics: climber
height: 3.00m
width: 0.45m
growth rate: fast
growth habit: twining
leaf colour: green
flower colour: red & yellow
main season: Summer
poison symbol poisonous or irritant
aspect: full sun
conditions: moist soil
preferred soil pH: neutral
minimum temp: 5°C
USDA zone: 7 to 11
Twining perennial climber of exotic appearance, with slender stems of lobed leaves and abundant showy, one-sided flower spikes in late summer and early autumn. The tubular flowers are bright red at first, maturing through orange to yellow and white. They develop in sequence up the spike so that all the colours are shown at the same time.
Tender perennial, but usually grown as a half-hardy annual.

Normally treated as an annual. Warm, sunny, sheltered site in rich, moist soil. Needs a support to climb through.

From seed. Sow in pots in early spring at 21-24C. Germination is usually in 10 to 16 days. Soaking seed in tepid water for 24 hours will assist germination.

Ideal for trellises, fences etc.

other notes:
pronounced: ip-oh-MEE-uh low-BAH-tuh

Seed is poisonous if ingested.
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