Ipomoea lobata

Ipomoea lobata

Spanish flag

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Ipomoea lobata
  • Common name: Spanish flag
  • Plant type: Climber

Height: 5m

Spread: 0cm

Flower colour:
  • Orange
Foliage colour:
  • Green
  • Features: Flowers

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Spanish flag, Ipomoea lobata, is a fast-growing annual climber, bearing cascades of flowers in an unusual mix of red, fading to cream. It's idea for growing in a sunny border or as part of a summer container display.

Grow Ipomoea lobata in well-drained soil in full sun. Deadhead spent blooms to prolong flowering.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Aspect: South facing, West facing
  • Position in border: Middle, Back
  • Hardiness: Half hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Clay/heavy/moist, Chalky/alkaline, Acidic

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: Purgative if ingested

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