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By Sid

Hereford, United Kingdom Gb

I'm just pawing over my seed catalogue and I'm rather taken by a plant called Mina Lobata - Spanish Flag. It says it's a type of Ipomoea. Does anyone know if this plant is as easy to grow as Ipomoea please? It looks very exotic and I'm unsure if I will be able to offer it the correct conditions. Any help appreciated! Sarah.


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Oh, it's great! The seeds are quite easy to germinate but need warmth or the shoots go pale. Sprout them in a greenhouse or windowsill, not too early in case of cold weather. Plant out in June with canes as it is a twiner, it curls round the canes and grows to 6 or 7 feet. The flowers are wonderful and it should set seed that germinates next year too, so collect some at the end of the season. I think I'll try some again next year too.

8 Oct, 2009

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Sid
 

Thanks Volunteer - I don't think I've got any room for it.....but I always seem to find a space for something new!!!! lol

8 Oct, 2009

 

It doesn't take up much room and you can grow it through something else, like a shrub that has finished flowering.

8 Oct, 2009

Sid
Sid
 

Ah, that's a good idea - I've got a silvery Pittosporum that's crying out for a partner! Thanks Volunteer :-)

9 Oct, 2009

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