Monday, December 7, 2009

Candy Cane Lobelia

This brightly colored tall plant did very well in my school garden this year. It was a lot happier than in the pot that I kept it since I got it from Plant Delights a few years ago. I took some offsets inside for the winter in case the mother plant does not make it through a New York winter. It comes from Mexico, and may either be a new species of Lobelia, though it looks rather close to L. laxiflora to me, though the foliage is much wider and the plant taller. It set some seed despite all the rain and clouds this past summer, and has underground spreading rhizomes, like L. laxiflora.

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