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Lobelia

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Common Name: lobelia

Type: Herbaceous perennial

Family: Campanulaceae

Native Range: Southern Africa

Zone: 10 to 11

Height: 0.50 to 0.75 feet

Spread: 0.50 to 1.00 feet

Bloom Time: April to June

Bloom Description: Blue to violet with yellow to white throat

Sun: Full sun to part shade

Water: Medium

Maintenance: Medium

Suggested Use: Annual

Flower: Showy

Tolerate: Deer

Grower Information:  Tender perennial that is winter hardy to USDA Zones 10-11.It is best grown in organically rich, evenly moist, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. In St. Louis, plants are best sited in part shade. Appreciates regular fertilization (every 2 weeks) throughout the growing season. Best bloom is in late spring to early summer. Like pansies and linaria, these plants perform beautifully in cool spring weather, but begin to rebel at the onset of hot and humid summer weather. In the event foliage and flowering significantly declines in summer, consider cutting back plants to encourage a fall bloom or simply removing them from the garden.

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Lobelia

Lobelia Image

Common Name: lobelia

Type: Herbaceous perennial

Family: Campanulaceae

Native Range: Southern Africa

Zone: 10 to 11

Height: 0.50 to 0.75 feet

Spread: 0.50 to 1.00 feet

Bloom Time: April to June

Bloom Description: Blue to violet with yellow to white throat

Sun: Full sun to part shade

Water: Medium

Maintenance: Medium

Suggested Use: Annual

Flower: Showy

Tolerate: Deer

Grower Information:  Tender perennial that is winter hardy to USDA Zones 10-11.It is best grown in organically rich, evenly moist, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. In St. Louis, plants are best sited in part shade. Appreciates regular fertilization (every 2 weeks) throughout the growing season. Best bloom is in late spring to early summer. Like pansies and linaria, these plants perform beautifully in cool spring weather, but begin to rebel at the onset of hot and humid summer weather. In the event foliage and flowering significantly declines in summer, consider cutting back plants to encourage a fall bloom or simply removing them from the garden.