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Mina Lobata

A vigorous and radiant heirloom flowering vine. Grown in our climate as an annual, Mina lobata easily climbs over 10 feet, covered with red-tinged, three-lobed leaves which look like upside-down fleur-de-lis. Unusual and colorful blooms are festooned in linear clusters of six or more on arching stems, and change color as they enlarge and open from crimson red to yellowy-orange to creamy yellow. Grow in a sunny but sheltered spot, providing good support, with rich, light, moist soil.

20 seeds 



Ipomoea lobata


Germination:7-30 days

Germination Temperature:Optimum soil temperatures 70-80ºF,  soaking seeds overnight aid the germination

Seed Planting Depth: Sow ¼” deep

Starting Indoors: Start indoors 3-5 weeks before the last frost. Provide 70-80ºF soil temperatures until germination. Transplant 8-12” apart after the last frost.

Sowing Outdoors: Direct sow outdoors after the last frost. Sow a few seeds every 8-12”, thin to the strongest seedling

Growth Habit: Climbing vine

Height and Width:10-12’ x 12”

Spacing:8-12” apart

Light Needs: Full sun

Soil Needs:Average to rich, moist, well-drained

Approximate days to flower from seed: Blooms in 90-100 days

Uses: Fences, walls, trellises, and arbors, containers and planters, backdrop plant, attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds

Care:  Water seedlings regularly until established. Amend the soil with compost before transplanting. Mulching helps retain moisture. Over-fertilizing with nitrogen can result in low to no flowers.

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Lesley H.
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Mina Lobata

Perfect, as always!!

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superb flower seeds

I have bought flower seeds every year from Pinetree for years. They are very reasonably priced, easy to purchase, and always germinate reliably. I couldn’t be happier! I will continue to be a customer for as long as I can garden.

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Mina Lobata

too early to tell, had a very wet, cool spring so far, but things are heating up now! I'll let you know as time goes on.

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C R.
Absolutely Gorgeous

Mini Lobata really surprised me with it's easy culture. I couldn't get into my garden to plant until July after a tornado felled a huge tree on my garden. Clearing away the mess took a long time and previously planted crops were destroyed. I had to put up a new rabbit fence and decided to plant mini lobata seeds to climb on the fence though I did't think they would ever bloom. To my surprise they came right up and started to climb. I had to add a big tree branch when they overtopped the fence. (There were plenty of tree branches available after a tornado). They also outgrew the tree branch, then started crawling horizontally along the fence. They were amazing for a plant that I thought would not be able to mature in our short growing season, even if planted in May when they should have been. They started to bloom in September and we had a month and a half of spectacular bloom. The hummingbirds were gone, so I don't know if they like those flowers or not. I am going to grow these flowers on my fences forever because they are so beautiful and exotic. When a person's garden is ruined by a tornado, and one flower grows with so much vigor and beauty, in spite of it all, it generates a great deal of affection in that gardener.