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Scientific Name: Lobelia x speciosa
Pronunciation: loe-BEEL-yuh ex spee-see-OH-zuh
Common Name: lobelia
Family Name: Campanulaceae
Plant Type: Annual
Key ID Features: Leaves in clusters at nodes; flower bilabiate (3 petals hanging like tongues, 2 more upright like open arms).
Course(s): HORT 2355


Habit: Spreading
Form: Oval - horizontal
Texture: Medium - fine
Mature Size:
Height:0.2 - 0.4m
Spread:0.3 - 0.6m
Growth Rate:Fast
Origin: Garden origin
Hardiness Rating: Zone 5: (-29 to -23 C)
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil/ Growing Medium:
Landscape Uses: Attract beneficial insects, Bedding plant, Container planting, Summer interest
Additional Info: Google Images. Most images are of the Compliment Series (dark green leaves, loose racemes).
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Leaf Morphology:
Form: Simple
Arrangement: Alternate
Texture/ Venation: Pinnate venation, Soft flexible
Surfaces: Glabrous
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Elliptic, Obovate
Apices: Acute
Bases: Cuneate
Margins: Serrate

 
 
Inflorescence Type: Floriferous
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Number of Petals:5
Corolla Shape:Bilabiate
Colour (petals): Showy, Red, Pink, Purple, Blue, Violet
Flower Scent: None
Flower Time at Peak: Jul, Aug, Sep

 
Fruit Type: Capsule, Aborted (hybrids) or absent
Fruit Colour: Brown
Fruiting Time: Oct, Nov
Additional Info: Fruit insignificant

 
Bark Morphology: Smooth
Bark or Stem Colour: Green, Red
  


Pest Susceptibility: Pest resistant, Disease resistant, Deer resistant, Slugs or snails
 
Location(s):
(WLG) WoodLand Garden
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