Ipomoea lobata ‘Jungle Queen’ | Firecracker Vine | Spanish Flag Flower Seeds

Deutscher Name:
Sternwinde, Spanische Flagge
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Ipomoea syn. Mina, Pharbitis, commonly known as Morning glory, Sweet potato vine, Cardinal climber, Common morning glory, Star glory, Cypress vine, Saltmarsh morning glory, Wild sweet potato vine are annuals and perennials, many of them trailers or twining climbers, and a few evergreen shrubs and trees, native to warm regions worldwide. They are found in a great diversity of habitats from open scrub to dense woodland, seashores, and cliffs. Most have trumpet or funnel shaped blooms of pink, lavender, purple or blue which open each morning and fade at night. Tolerates a wide range of light, soil conditions and are known to spread quickly. Grow annuals in a sunny, sheltered site. Where temperatures drop below 45°F (7°C) grow perennial or shrubby plants in a temperate or warm greenhouse. In warmer climates, train climbers over a pergola or arch, or use as a dense groundcover. No major pests or problems. 

USES: Wildflower gardens, Hummingbird gardens, Butterfly gardens, Trellis, Pergola, Arch, Groundcover, Patio, Containers

Botanical Name: Ipomoea lobata ‘Jungle Queen’

Common Name: Spanish Flag, Firecracker Vine, Exotic Love Vine, Sternwinde, Spanische Flagge

Synonyms: I. versicolor, Quamoclit lobata, Mina lobata

Type: Deciduous or semi evergreen, twining climber grown an Annual

Flower Color: Robust crimson orange to yellow flowers with crimson flushed stems and stalks

Flowering Time: April to October

Plant Height: 11 ft. (3.5m)

Plant Width: 1 - 2 ft. (30-60cm)

Light Requirements: Full sun

Water Requirements: Medium

Soil Requirements: Moderately fertile, well drained soil

USDA Zone: 10-11 (Min. 45°F (7°C)

AHS Heat Zone: 12-10

Sowing Instructions (Cliff Notes Version): Start seeds indoors 6 weeks before the last frost date. Nick the seeds or soak for 24 hours before sowing. Germinate at 70°F (21°C) in a soil based potting mix.

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