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Interesting Plant: Firecracker vine (Ipomoea lobata)

August 31st, 2015

From A Gardener’s Notebook with Douglas E. Welch

Firecracker vine (Ipomoea lobata)

A nice replacement for the overly aggressive Morning Glory most plant in their garden. I think this Ipomoea has a lovely look that is completely different from typical morning glory flowers, so it adds some unique interest to your garden.

Interesting Plant: Firecracker vine (Ipomoea lobata) 

Discovered via Instagram User PlantADayPic

This unusual annual vine can add vertical interest to the garden. Its vivid blossoms (red tooth-like flowers that fade to orange and then yellow and white) are a hummingbird magnet. Firecracker vine can bloom year round in warm climates, but generally blooms from summer to fall. It is a native of Mexico and Central and South America. – Julia Jones, Designing with Annuals, Fine Gardening issue #120

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Interesting Plant is a series from A Gardener’s Notebook blog and podcast that highlights the most interesting plants I find in my Internet and real-world travels — Douglas

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