Purple Lobelia Lobelia vedrariensis - 3x 9cm Pot
Lobelia vedrariensis is an upright, deciduous perennial with narrow, dark green leaves that are tinged with red. It bears long, terminal racemes of tubular purple flowers in late summer and early autumn. These flowers are 5cm wide, and are brightly coloured and cheerful. This plant will complement a variety of gardens.
- Flower Colour: purple
- Foliage Colour: red, dark green
- Approx. Growth Height: up to 1m
- Flowering Time: summer
- Uses: gardens, beds and borders
- Tolerance: tolerant of cold temperatures
- Growing Habit: bushy
- Exposure: sheltered
- Hardiness: hardy
- Rate of Growth: will reach maximum height in 2-5 years
- Light Requirements: full sun, partial shade
- Soil Requirements: sand, clay, chalk, loam, neutral, acid, alkaline
- Moisture: moist but well drained, poorly drained
Caring and Maintenance:
Cut down faded flower spikes in autumn to encourage new growth. Protect in winter with a dry winter mulch.
This plant thrives in boggy, moisture retentive soil in full sun or partial shade. Propagate by division in spring.
A perennial is a plant that lives for more than two years. Perennials are flowering plants which grow and bloom over the spring and summer and then die back every autumn and winter. They typically grow structures that allow them to adapt to living from one year to the next through a form of vegetative reproduction rather than seeding. Perennial plants often have deep, extensive root systems which can hold soil to prevent erosion, capture dissolved nitrogen before it can contaminate ground and surface water, and outcompete weeds. They grow very well in conditions that are poor in resources due to their earlier emergence in the spring, and the development of larger root systems which can access water and soil nutrients deeper in the soil.