Lobelia alternative

veryzerFebruary 9, 2010

I planted lobelia in full sun last year and they did very well. However, last year was pretty cloudy and I've heard lobelia don't do well in full afternoon sun. Is this the case? If so, can anyone recommend an alternative groundcover that provides such great season long blooming?

Thanks.

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antm0(Sunset Zone 13)

depends how hot, i can grow mine until it gets about 90+95 on a constant basis, then i notice some decline, eventualy dies when it gets into the 100's. You might try Phlox subulata, Aurinia, Lobularia sp., and Viola odorata just to name a few :)

    Bookmark   February 11, 2010 at 10:53AM
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franeli(z4 NH)

How about anagallis 'wildcat blue' ?

    Bookmark   February 11, 2010 at 11:56AM
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tugbrethil

Maybe Chinese Forget-Me-Not (Cynoglossum amabile)?

Kevin : )

    Bookmark   February 11, 2010 at 9:13PM
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