Ipomoea Lobata - also known as Mina Lobata
This exotic-looking climber, with twining stems ideal for rambling over trellises and fences, produces impressive trusses with up to 12 flowers per spike providing a spectacular combination as they age. They start off a most powerful and stunning bright red, maturing from red to orange, orange to yellow and from yellow to white, with some of each combination being in flower simultaneously. These plants when positively loaded with flowers are an impressive sight.
Sow from March to April. Germinate at 20-30C in a propagator cover seeds thinly, and germination usually takes 7-14 days. Do not exclude light at any stage. Transplant seedlings when large enough to handle into 3â€ pots. Grow on in cooler, well-lit conditions for 10-15 days before planting out 12â€ apart after all risk of frost.