Lobelia siphilitica habit and habitat
A couple of weeks ago, when they started blooming, I remembered that I had indeed purchased and planted these last year. They are all growing in nearly full sun and have been only moderately well watered this season. (Who has had the patience to water any thing really well continuously this particular summer?)
They have a very lax habit. The stems crawl and sprawl on the ground although the flowers and several inches of stem are upright.
If you find staking effective I'd like to know. Looking at these plants I'm not sure they will be completely upright without a harness. And I have no more patience than it takes to put a plant ring around them.
Are your lax in habit? How do you use this plant? Stake? Imagine its a groundcover? What are its companions?
The color is fun, but this is aplant I want to work with, not against...it is too late in the summer and still too damned hot to fight a losing battle!
Thanks for any direct experience with Lobelia siphilitica.