Wordless Wednesday: Mina lobata

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Mina lobata 30 Aug 2014

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9 responses to “Wordless Wednesday: Mina lobata

  1. I’ve always loved those! So pretty!

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  2. i had a fence of these mixed with moonflowers, i really loved that combo 🙂

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  3. What a great combo! Mine were supposed to be mixed with cardinal climber and black eyed Susan vine, but those didn’t do nearly as well.

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  4. I’m planning on growing this next summer. Does it attract butterflies or hummingbirds? Do you recommend it as a garden plant?

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    • I do recommend it. Like other plants in the morning glory family, it blooms late in the season. Mine has been blooming for about a month and is just peaking now.
      I haven’t noticed hummingbirds on this, but they do love the closely related Cardinal Climber (Ipomoea x sloteri) and Cypress Vine (Ipomoea quamoclit),, both of which have red trumpet shaped flowers. They’re lovely combined with Mina lobata.

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      • Hmmmm….. I have cardinal climber and am looking for a bright, not-too-big annual vine that blooms all summer, endures heat well, and attracts pollinators. I want the perfect plant! ;o)

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  5. Thank you for alerting me to this plant. I hadn’t come across it before but just did a bit of checking and found out that it is readily available here in the UK. I’ve added it to my list for next year.

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