Hummer & Downy Lobelia

ctnchprAugust 9, 2009

Lobelia puberula, a native perennial - not as flashy as its cousin, cardinalis, but the hummers love it just as much. They fight over it!!

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tom123_gw

Beautiful flower. May I ask where you live? Does this lobelia want damp conditions and some shade?

    Bookmark   August 10, 2009 at 3:56PM
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ctnchpr

Tom - I live in TN. They will grow in shade, but get taller with more blooms if given several hours of midday sun. They like rich, well-drained soil, with dry to moderately moist conditions, not damp like cardinalis.

This is a better look at the individual flowers...

    Bookmark   August 11, 2009 at 9:22AM
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sk290

Very nice photos. Thanks or sharing!

Sandra

    Bookmark   August 11, 2009 at 1:04PM
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