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Lobelia × speciosa ‘Compliment Series’

Lobelia

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Features

  • BloomsJune to September
  • Height0.2m
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourScarlet, deep red or blue-purple

Description

Lobelia × speciosa ‘Compliment Series’ (Lobelia). Has dark green foliage and long stemmed and produces loose racemes of scarlet, deep red, or blue purple flowers.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous or Evergreen, Shrub or Herbaceous

Origin

Garden origin

Interest and use

Grown for their flowers. Some are suitable for wild gardens or by the waterside. Suitable for coastal conditions.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Humus-rich, Loamy
  • Soil pH6.0 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist or Dry

Cultivation

These frost-hardy to somewhat frost-tender plants are best grown in well-drained, moist, light loam enriched with animal manure or compost. Most grow in sun or part-shade but resent wet conditions in winter. Prune after the first flush of flowers to encourage repeat flowering, and fertilize weekly with a liquid manure during the season.

Propagation

Propagate annuals from seed in spring, perennial species from seed or by division in spring or autumn and perennial cultivators by division only. Transplant from late autumn until early spring.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Prone to leaf blotch.

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