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Lobelia, thanks all for the info.


Lobelia, thanks all for the info. (Lobelia siphilitica)

Found it growing in the bog garden, looks like a Salvia?



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It's a lobelia

12 Oct, 2012

 

Thanks Andrew, is it a hardy one, I have a feeling someone on GOY might have popped it in with some other plants.....

12 Oct, 2012

 

Looks like it could be L. siphilitica or 'Kompliment Blue', both of which are 'hardy', (spritz will disagree on the hardiness so I will put it in quotes)

12 Oct, 2012

 

Thanks very much for that Andrew, can put in my "garden" now.

12 Oct, 2012

 

How lovely Dd...:>)

13 Oct, 2012

amy
Amy
 

I have one but mine is purple it's been flowering for ages ....

13 Oct, 2012

 

They come in lots of different colours - blue, white, purple, red and pink. There are pictures of them in my blogs on Gardens of Ireland (in Dublin Botanic Garden) and Private Gardens of Cornwall blog (at Poppy Cottage)

13 Oct, 2012

 

Thanks Motty and Amy.......will have another look at your pics Andrew.

14 Oct, 2012

 

I find hardiness to be greatly improved if you leave the spent flower stems on for the winter. The stems are hollow and water running down the exposed holes (if you've cut them off) rots the plant from the inside out. Seems an odd concept as they are very much at home in damp soil, but I guarantee that this approach works.

4 Nov, 2012

 

So pleased you told me this Meanie, as we have not yet cut it down, but were going to soon!!

4 Nov, 2012

 

Absolutely essential approach (in my opinion) with Queen Victoria.

I have seed for the white form of this if you're interested, and Queen Victoria too.

4 Nov, 2012

 

Thanks Meanie, and yes I would be......in both if you don't mind.

5 Nov, 2012

 

pm sent DD.

6 Nov, 2012

 

Received and understood .....

7 Nov, 2012



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