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.