Firecracker vine

gramsharon(3-4)February 2, 2008

I'm a newbie, though I've been lurking for quite some time. I reside in north central Mn. Would anyone have advice for purchasing seed for the cigar flower aka firecracker vine or candy corn vine? Thanks in advance.

Sharon, Mn.

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marbles_n_the_garden(DownEast Maine, Zone 5)

Is this Mina lobata? Burpee had the seed in stores last year. I think the one I speak of is also called Spanish Flag.

    Bookmark   February 3, 2008 at 9:11AM
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Today while shopping in our local Target store, I found a seed display and in the assortment of seeds is Spanish Flag aka Mina lobata. It's packaged by Sean Conway and priced $2.29. I'm thrilled and looking forward to starting them indoors prior to moving them outdoors, probably latter May in N. Mn.

    Bookmark   February 5, 2008 at 9:36PM
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marbles_n_the_garden(DownEast Maine, Zone 5)

I bought this very seed this past weekend at Home Depot from Burpee at &1.49. They are already sprouted in flats.

    Bookmark   February 6, 2008 at 10:19AM
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Robin that seems kind of early to start them. I'm going to give this vine a try for the first time this year. I was going to start mine in april.Too late? Is this plant light sensitive? The reason why I ask is because most who have grown it say it blooms in the fall. At least thats what I've read. Thanks. filix

    Bookmark   February 13, 2008 at 6:05PM
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