MINA LOBATA syn.
The Mina lobata, originates from Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Panama and Mexico and is from Convolvulaceae the family, this vine stops people in their tracks because it is spectacular. As you can see the flowers start off yellow and progress to red.
It has tri-lobed leaves and is really only a small gentle vine. Once it flowers collect the seeds and then you can keep sowing them forever more. So remember to keep it in a sheltered warm spot. Sow seeds anytime in spring or summer.
It is not frost tolerant at all but flowers well in semi – shade or full sun and give it moderate water.
It grow to a height of 2.5 – 3 metres in best conditions.
Soak the seed overnight in warm water or nick the flower seed with a knife to break the outer coat of the seed. For the earliest blooms, start the flower seed indoors. Cover the Spanish Flag plant seeds with a light cover of soil and keep moist. Transplant Mina lobata seedlings outside after frost danger has passed.
ENJOY THIS SPECTACULAR VINE!