FIRECRACKER VINE Seeds
a.k.a. Spanish Flag
Ipomoea lobata, syn. Mina lobata
This member of the morning glory family produces masses of dazzling 1.5 inch tubular flowers that mature from soft lemon yellow, through orange and deep rusty red. A plant in full bloom will never be forgotten! Incredibly showy, it deserves to be the focal point of your flower garden. Grows to 10 feet or more tall. Annual.
Firecracker Vine cannot ship to AZ.
How to plant FIRECRACKER VINE Seeds
To quicken germination, soak seed in lukewarm water for 2 hours, or nick the pointed end with a knife or nail clippers. Then sow in peat pots or cell packs and cover with 1/4 inch of soil. Kept at 70° F., germination is in 14-28 days. Can be direct sown after all danger of frost, 4-6 seeds per foot. Thin to 12-36 inches apart.
Comments: Full or part sun. Nearly any soil with good drainage. Heat tolerant, drought tolerant once established, faster growing, heavier blooming with regular water. Nectar-rich flowers are loved by hummingbirds and butterflies. Deer resistant.