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ok my wife got this a a boot sale, liked the colour she said. The seller said it was some kind of lobelia but I cannot find anything online about it. Any help would be great. image


  • It's a Lobelia cardinalis and it's at it's happiest with it's feet in boggy ground. The most common one I've found is Queen Victoria.

  • I've found it to be the equivalent of  cream cake to slugs and snails image

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • image I got mine for £3 because the S&S had been at it! image I put 2 pellets in the pot and so far it hasn't been chewed very much more.

  • LynLyn Posts: 21,869

    I used to dig mine up and bring in the GH for the winter, last year I left it and it was ok but I don't think they survive harsh winters. 

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

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