Updated: Aug 18
Looking for a plant for a boggy area in your garden? Then perennial Lobelias are what you are looking for.
These plants must have constant water to thrive. You can either grow them in pots placed in ponds (keep the top of the pot above the water) or in a bog garden. They prefer some afternoon shade. Plants are frost hardy to -5C. Height 60cm. It is a tough, low maintenance plant so long as you provide the correct conditions for it.
Perennial Lobelias have a compact, bushy habit, bearing vibrant flower spikes at the end of summer. Flowers come in shades of blue, red, salmon, pink and white. Leaves can be either green or burgundy. Bees and butterflies love these flowers.
Excellent cut flowers.
Note - Severe discomfort may result if ingested.
Growing in Tasmania and will be available in time.
Lobelia siphilitica (Great Blue Lobelia) - Blue Cardinal
A herbaceous, perennial native to eastern and central Canada and United States.
60cm high x 30cm wide.
Lobelia fulgens 'Elm Fire' - Striking bronze-red leaves and intense deep red starry flowers are arrayed along downy reddish stems on this clump forming perennial. 60cm high x 30cm wide.
Lobelia speciosa ‘Fan Salmon’