Exotic Love Vine Mina Lobata, Heirloom

$3.04 $3.29 -8% OFF

Exotic Love Vine Mina Lobata, Heirloom

$3.04 $3.29 -8% OFF
Product description

Renee's Garden - This lush New World native has intricate fleur-de-Lis-shaped leaves that cascade on strong vigorous vines. From midsummer on, the showy foliage is covered with sprays of graceful tubular flowers that start as orange-red buds and open to shade from crimson to soft coral, lemon yellow, and vanilla, all the shades appearing together on each arching blossom. Cover a fence, gate, or trellis with this fine heirloom whose tropical beauty has graced gardens for over 100 years. (Ipomoea lobata)

 Characteristics

  • Heirloom Selective 
  • Hummingbird favorites 
  • Summer/Fall bloom 
  • Frost tender 
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    Instructions - To start outdoors, in late spring, once the weather is warm and settled and nights stay above 50°F, plant seeds in a sunny spot in ordinary garden soil 6 inches apart and 1/2 inch deep. Firm soil over seeds.

    To start early indoors, sow indoors 5 to 6 weeks before the last expected frost in individual pots of seed starting mix. Cover 1/2 inch deep and keep warm and moist. Provide a strong light source until seedlings are ready for outdoor planting. Transplant very carefully once nights stay above 50°F. Thin or transplant seedlings 10 to 12 inches apart. Do not disturb delicate roots.

    To speed germination, soak seeds for no longer than 8 hours in tepid water. Plant immediately after soaking. Erect well-anchored supports at least 8 feet tall at planting time; strong netting, a wood or wire fence, or a sturdy trellis serve well to hold these vigorous climbers that bloom hard from midsummer. 

    • Plant in April-June 
    • Full sun 
    • Plant 1/2" deep 
    • Space seeds 6" apart 
    • 7-10 days to germinate 
    • Mature height: 8-10 feet 

    Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute suppliers due to availability. 

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