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