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Products > Lobelia fulgens
 
Lobelia fulgens - Mexican Lobelia

This listing for information only - We no longer grow this plant  

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Perennial
Family: Lobelioideae (Lobeliaceae)
Origin: Mexico (North America)
Red/Purple Foliage: Yes
Flower Color: Red
Bloomtime: Spring/Summer
Height: 2-3 feet
Width: 2-3 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Irrigation (H2O Info): Aquatic
Winter Hardiness: 25-30 F
May be Poisonous  (More Info): Yes
Lobelia fulgens (Mexican Lobelia) - The beautiful burgandy linear leaves are 4 to 5 inches long on this perennial. Bright red flowers accent the burgandy foliage in the spring and summer. This plant can be submerged in water, planted along a water edge or can grow in a regularly watered flower bed. It grows 3 feet tall and does best in sun or partial shade. It is hardy to about 25 degrees F. The genus is named for Mathias de L'Obel (latinized to Matthaeus Lobelius) (1538 1616), a Belgian botanist and physician to the royal families of the Netherlands (William the Silent, Prince of Orange) and England (King James I).  This description is based on research and observations of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in our nursery garden and in other gardens that we visit. We also incorporate comments received and appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have any additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Lobelia fulgens.